Twice is Nice Wallaroo Playschool Cork City

Address

11 Anderson's Quay Cork

Phone

087 772 2613

Items in stock at this shop

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10am - 5.30pm Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Contact Person

Sarah O'Herlihy

Web

Wallaroo Playschool Child and Family Project operates a charity shop - TWICE IS NICE on the corner of Clontarf St and Anderson's Quay beside the bus station in Cork City. 
We gladly accept all donations of a good standard including Women, Men and Childrens Clothes and Shoes, Accessories, Bedding, Curtains, Bric a Brac, Books, Toys, Jewellery, Household items, Furniture and Unwanted Gifts. 
Donations can be dropped to the shop at Anderson’s Quay entrance or at Wallaroo Playschool on Military Hill. Please do not leave donations outside the door. 
Ring if you have larger donations and we will pick up. Phone: 087 7722613
Find us and Like us on Facebook at Twice Is Nice and Wallaroo Playschool.

About Wallaroo Playschool Child and Family Project
Wallaroo Playschool is a community childcare project operating in Cork since 1985. It is a registered charity since 1991. Wallaroo Playschool receives funding from Department of Children and Youth Affairs and HSE Tusla, Child and Family Agency.
Wallaroo Playschool Child and Family Health Project is collaboration with the HSE and has been operating since 2005. The project supports children and their families living in Direct Provision Centres for Asylum Seekers.
There are approximately 120 children between the two centres and Wallaroo provides Preschool and Afterschool activities in house as well as summer activities and family days.  The families come from all over the world and are waiting to hear if they can stay in Ireland. While they are waiting the government offers accommodation in the hostels. Both hostels are outside of city centre. 
It is well documented that children and families in direct provision centres are vulnerable and at risk because of isolation, depression and other factors related to their personal histories and circumstances.  Offering opportunities for children to play together in supervised situations allows for children to build bridges with one another across religious and cultural differences. Offering opportunities for families to mix together in social and cultural events breaks down barriers with adults and allows for opportunities to support one another.
Some of the volunteers will be from the Asylum Seeker Community, affording them the opportunity to have meaningful activity and to contribute their skills and time as they are restricted from working while waiting for their legal situation to be processed.
The funding we receive from the HSE does not cover all the services we wish to provide and to this end we have opened our charity shop on the corner of Anderson's Quay and Clontarf St. beside the Bus Eireann Depot.