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Gorta - The Freedom from Hunger Council
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As the saying goes, one man’s trash can often be another’s treasure! Gorta, the overseas development charity is appealing to the people of Limerick to donate to their charity shop ahead of their annual church gate collection in the county on the 11th/12th August.
As the ‘charity shop chic’ trend continues to dominate fashion pages, Gorta’s shop on High Street, Limerick, is looking for your unwanted clothes, shoes and handbags so they can continue to provide an alternative style on the streets of Limerick.
Maggie Dwyer, Gorta’s Fundraising and Retail Manager for Munster said, “Our shops are always on the hunt for donations as it is key to our survival so any unwanted items are welcomed with open arms. Clothes, books, shoes, bags and household goods are all accepted and given a new lease of life! The only things we have to turn down are electrical good and children’s toys, due to health and safety reasons.”
Ahead of their annual church-gate collection in Monaleen, Caherdavin and Castletroy in August, Gorta are also appealing to the people of Limerick to support them in their fundraising efforts, which can be particularly challenging in the current climate.
Donations, be it to the charity shop or at their regular church gate collections, can help Gorta realise its objectives of helping people and communities become self-sufficient in food production and income generation, creating a secure future for generations to come. The organisation supports a range of agricultural activities including livestock rearing, irrigation schemes, crop management, agroforestry and other projects.
Dwyer continued “Our church-gate collections around the country are an integral part of our survival as a not-for-profit organisation. We continuously rely on the generosity of the Irish people to help us continue our work in struggling communities overseas and without it; we would not be able to carry out the life-saving work that we deliver.”
“The support that has been shown by Limerick throughout the years has been invaluable, particularly during our Soup for Life campaign this year which saw a raft of restaurants in the county take part to help make hunger history. We would like to continue this rewarding relationship and would ask everyone to support our collection this weekend.”
Goods can be donated to Gorta’s shop at 23 High Street. Also, if you have some time to spare and would like to help out, Gorta is always delighted to recruit new volunteers. Please contact Ann Byron Murphy, Gorta’s Community Fundraising Coordinator on 087 7933513 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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