Itching for a little rummage through the rails?
If you’re looking forward to the return of your weekly charity shop visits, there’s some good news on that front today; almost 100 of the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s 234 charity shops throughout the country will begin re-opening on Monday, June 8th.
The Vincent’s shops closed their doors on March 16th following the introduction of HSE and government restrictions, something that has resulted in a considerable loss of income, which would have been recycled directly back into the community.
Happily, after some reorganisation, the charity is ready to get going once again.
“We are committed to ensuring the well-being of our customers and donors as well as staff and volunteers in the shops,” said Dermot McGilloway, SVP national retail development manager.
“With that in mind, we have a robust and detailed action plan for each shop in relation to cleaning, sorting donations, assisting customers, signage and a range of other issues. All Vincent’s customers can be assured that they will be entering clean, well-organised shops, which are adhering to all the recommended social distancing and health and safety requirements.”
If you’ve been using your spare time to declutter your wardrobe during the lockdown, you can drop off any donations at your local charity shop from next week, where staff will quarantine all textiles for 72 hours before preparing them for sale.
A list of the Cork stores that are due to reopen next week is available here.