Irish Charity Shops Association

Welcome

Find a Charity Shop near you with our map feature.
You can also SEARCH SHOPS by typing your location in
 the box above
Find a Clothing or Book Bank near you and make your donation to a registered
ICSA member charity  
If you are a charity shop customer, want to make a donation, work in a charity shop or just want to find out more about charity shops and what we do, then you'll find more information here.
We'd love to hear from you with any comments or queries - please contact us
Last updated: 10th April 2014

Latest News

Choose Charity Shops 1st!

20, February, 2014
2 ER and PH launch 2014

Launched by Eamon Ryan today, the Choose Charity Shops 1st campaign runs until Sunday 2nd March. Spring clean, declutter and donate your unwanted clothes, shoes books and household items to your local charity shop. Support an ICSA member charity shop and you are supporting a legitimate charity that is delivering crucial services and support for communities nationwide. All shops will have this thumbs up logo in their windows.

At the launch of Choose Charity Shops 1st, Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader said, "Irish Charity Shops Association members do excellent work on a number of levels; they ensure that our unwanted goods are re-used, they provide an opportunity for people to buy at affordable prices and they raise funds to support people in need".

Download the press release here.


Charities Regulatory Authority by Easter

18, January, 2014
Alan Shatter

The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, announced yesterday that the Charities Regulatory Authority will come into operation by Easter. Arrangements are also being made to fill of the post of CEO of the new Authority on an interim basis by the end of February. Minister Shatter said, 
"The recent revelations about certain organisations in the charitable sector have understandably damaged public trust and confidence. The commencement of the key measures in the Charities Act will provide the increased transparency and accountability that will allow this trust to be rebuilt."
Read full press release from the Department of Justice


New Year clearout? Choose Charity Shops 1st

06, January, 2014
ICSA

Are you doing a clear out after the Christmas festivities? Decluttering? Then please think of donating your unwanted items to a charity shop near you and Choose Charity Shops 1st.

To be sure that your donation is going to a legitimate charity then take you donation to your local ICSA member charity shop. You can use the search feature on our home page or click on this link to go to the shops page.

Look for our logo, all members will have an ICSA member's sticker in their window.


ReCreate - Creativity through Reuse

19, December, 2013
ReCreate

ReCreate, Irelands new creative resource centre is now open.
ReCreate is a fun place to visit offering a unique range of alternative materials sourced from business. Check out this 
video of the imagination unleashed in our recent workshops. For creative groups, we aim to offer easy access to a rich and varied selection of textures, colours and shapes. Members are also be able to participate in creativity workshops facilitated by fully trained professional artists either in-house or on your own premises. For businesses, ReCreate reduces the costs of moving on end-of-line materials. We are a professional, credible and reliable partner organisation and our aim is to divert approximately 115 metric tonnes of clean materials from landfill annually. All collections are free of charge.


Charity shops 'good for high street, not a blight' claims report by UK think-tank Demos

27, November, 2013
Demos report image

CHARITY shops should be seen as a benefit to high streets, not a blight, according to a new report. Worcester ranks fourth in the list of cities with the most charity shops behind Blackpool, Brighton and London, as reported by in the Worcester News. The story sparked a debate about whether the shops were hurting other retailers and the reputation of the city. But now, UK think-tank Demos has said charity shops act as a life support on Britain's high streets, providing a number of benefits for local businesses, residents and communities.
Click to read more. To read the report in full visit 
demos.co.uk/publications/givingsomethingback 
Or download the report here