Storm Emma's chilling effect on our charity shops

By donating to our shops, volunteering for as little as four hours per week in one of our shops, or bagging a bargain, you are making an important contribution to our work.

Posted on Monday 09 April 2018 in Fundraising

Storm Emma, the Beast from the East and the other unseasonable snow in March all made things a bit difficult for Barnardos charity shops: the weather warnings meant that our shops were closed to shoppers for a number of days, and we lost a lot of custom.  As well as that, the closures meant that people couldn't drop in bags of donations, and our van couldn't get out to distribute collection bags.  This then had a knock-on effect, with a large drop in donated items coming in for us to sell in the following weeks. 

As a result of this, Barnardos Shops urgently need donations

Do you have any items at home that you've been meaning to get rid of?  If you can even declutter just one wardrobe in your house, you'll feel all the better for having done it, and we'd be so grateful for the clothes, accessories and other items that you no longer need.

What do we need?

  • We take clean clothes in good condition, for men, women and children. Our shops also welcome shoes, jewellery and accessories such as scarves and bags.
  • Books: fiction, non-fiction, children's books
  • Homewares and bric-a-brac
  • DVDs and CDs
  • New electrical goods if they are still in their original box

Where can I bring my donations?

We have shops in Dublin (Dun Laoghaire, Clondalkin, Kilbarrack and Rathmines); Wexford; Carlow; and Cork.

Find your local Barnardos Shop

We regret that we are unable to collect individual items or donations, and under new European legislation there are some items we can no longer sell such as second-hand electrical goods, safety equipment and various children's items and toys.

Organise a group collection

If you can organise a group collection at your workplace or club, we may be able to arrange pickup of the donations (depending on your location).  A group collection can be a fun way to do something different at work, for a great cause.  If you'd like to discuss a group collection, get in touch with gift.nkind@barnardos.ie.