It’s the thought that counts, right?
And even if your nearest and dearest get it a little wrong in terms of a gift this year, there’s a very worthy solution for regifting unwanted pressies.
Instead of stashing the unwanted items in a cupboard, pop them in a bag and bring them directly to Barnarados on North Main Street in Cork City.
Barnardos children’s charity is calling on the public to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts to their shops.
Whether it’s a jumper a size too small, perfume you already have, or a book you already read, it can be donated to one of Barnardos’ shops and will be greatly welcomed by the staff. Every cent generated from a donated item will go towards the charity’s work with children and families across Ireland in 2024.
“If you have received a gift that was too small, too big, or just not right we will gladly find a home for it in our shop,” said Bernadette Harrington, Barnardos Retail Shops Manager.
“The funds brought in from each donated item will go directly towards the work in 54 service locations, in family homes, schools, early learning and care settings and communities.
“In 2022, Barnardos worked with 20,838 children and their families, your donations will ensure our work can continue to support those who need it. Because childhood lasts a lifetime.”
If you wish to donate any unwanted gifts this year, you will find Barnardos Cork opening hours here.