Giving it your best

Just when they need them most, charity shops are running low on donated clothes and other items

2nd April, 2011
Giving it your best
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For Ireland’s charity shops, the economic downturn has created plenty of opportunities - but it has also created some problems.

At a time when more people than ever are visiting their shops to seek out bargains, charities are finding that donations are falling as people increasingly reuse or recycle, rather than give away, their old clothes.

It’s a problem that Oxfam Ireland is very familiar with. Stock in its shops has reached critically...

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