Charity Shops

Individuals, Local Policymakers

Irish Cancer Society charity shop, Galway
Irish Cancer Society charity shop, Galway

Charity shops sell mainly used goods donated by members of the public, and are often staffed by volunteers. They are run by charities and proceeds from these shops help to fund much needed services to communities provided by the charities.

As well as collecting money for worthy causes, charity shops prevent large amounts of unwanted or unused goods from ending up as waste. For example, in 2012, an estimated 15,000 tons of clothes, shoes and household textiles were either reused or recycled by Irish Charity Shops Association members that would otherwise have been dumped in landfill.
The Irish Charity Shops Association