Oxfam Ireland’s Portadown shop are calling for donations of unwanted Christmas gifts which could help raise vital funds for the charity’s life-saving work worldwide in 2015.
A survey from Oxfam Ireland shows that more than eight out of 10 (83%) adults have received an unwanted Christmas present, with clothes (56%), beauty products (56%) and books (31%) top of the list.
By donating unwanted gifts and other items to the Oxfam Portadown shop, here’s how you’ll be helping to change lives:
The sale of that “too-big” top for £6 could help purify around 2,000 litres of water, making it safe to drink for South Sudanese families.
The sale of an unopened cosmetics set sold for £11 could give a family in the Democratic Republic of Congo an eco-friendly efficient stove, designed to be hotter than traditional cooking methods while using only half the wood.
A necklace sold for £24 could feed a child orphaned by AIDS in Malawi for three and a half months