Irish Charity Shops Association

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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.
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Last updated: 21st April 2015

Latest News

Age Action Vintage and Designer Event

24, March, 2015
Age Action event

Please support our very successful Vintage and Designer Event which takes place this Thursday 26th March 2015 5pm to 9pm at our Dun Laoghaire Charity Shop at St Helen's Court, Lower George's Street.

Please come along and support us raise much needed funds for our work with older people throughout Ireland.


Public prefer charity shops to eBay, study shows

18, March, 2015
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The public would rather shop for items such as books, clothing and furniture in charity shops than online marketplaces such as eBay or Gumtree, according to research by NfpSynergy.
The study, which asked 1,000 people whether they would prefer to buy a range of goods from a charity shop, an online marketplace or neither, showed that charity shops ranked higher for all 16 categories, except food and toiletries.
NfpSynergy's head of data analysis Cian Murphy said:  "The fact that people would rather go to their local charity shop than go online for most things shows the importance of charity retail as a sector and presence on the high street.  Charities should be proud of their shops, not apologetic." 
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Valentine's Week at Women's Aid Aungier St

11, February, 2015
WA Valentine's day

´╗┐Women's Aid Aungier Street Charity Shop Valentine's Week
Gifts for Him
Gifts for Her
Bling
Bag Ladies
Fabulous Frocks
Heels for Kittens
Sunglasses to cry behind

Starts Tuesday 10th Feb Doors open 10am
Don't forget to bring some donations!


IWA shop featured in local press and SpokeOut

14, January, 2015
IWA Dungarvan

Give and get back - IWA charity shops are popular hunting grounds for frugal fashion-hunters & furniture up-cyclers, and with one man's trash another man's treasure, they enable you to use your unwanted possessions to support others in your local community. Joanna Marsden reports in the Waterford Press.
Also featured in the quarterly IWA magazine SpokeOut. The feature concentrated on one of the IWA Charity Shops in Waterford and the difference it makes to supporting local services provided by the Irish Wheelchair Association.
Read full article
here


"Knickers Model's Own" year of charity clothes

14, January, 2015
Caroline Jones

A woman whose mother died of breast cancer is to wear charity shop outfits every day for a year in her memory. Caroline Jones's mother Mary Benson had volunteered in the Cancer Research UK shop in Harpenden, Hertfordshire for 13 years. She died in October, aged 72.
Ms Jones, 46, said "other than her pants" she will get her look from the store's "treasure trove". She hopes her 
Knickers Model's Own campaign will encourage others to visit charity shops. A good idea for charity shops in Ireland?
Read full article here