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Monday 15 September 2014

Donate unwanted gifts to Oxfam

Published 01/01/2014 | 05:36

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DIDN'T get the Christmas present you wanted? Got a new winter coat for Christmas and wondering what to do with the old one? Well, instead of leaving it to gather dust in the wardrobe, Oxfam in Tralee will happily take it and put it to good use.

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The charity, which has a shop at Abbey Court, Tralee, is calling on people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts which the shop's volunteer staff say could make a world a difference to people living in extreme poverty in 2014.

Management of the charity shop say they are in "critical need of donations" to raise funds for their work in Kerry and farther afield.

"No matter how small the donation, every little helps. It takes just a moment to bag an unwanted item but it could change a life forever," said Oxfam's Michael McIlwaine.

"Whether it's novelty gifts, clothes and jewellry that's just not to your taste or copies of books and CDs you already had, think twice before binning that unwanted present or shoving it into the back of the wardrobe," he said.

"Our shop in Tralee really needs the things you don't and we are appealing people to support our Make Space for Oxfam appeal. By dropping in those less than perfect presents and other unwanted items. You'll be helping to make a real difference to the lives of people in crisis and in poverty," he said.

Kerryman

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