A local shop is appealing to people to use the coming weeks to clear out unwanted clothing items and to also help people in Africa. Self Help Africa, on Main Street, Tipperary town, wants people to donate unwanted Summer or Winter Clothing.
The Charity will also accept donations of books and any other bits and bobs that you might want to dispose of to create a bit more space. The Self Help Africa shop in Tipperary would welcome any contributions of worn but not worn out goods, books, sports gear etc. and can find them a second home while raising much needed funds for its development projects in Africa.
The local shop has also re-stocked – and is a potential source of bargains – with good as new clothes, shoes and accessories, that might be the ideal purchase for family’s keen to keep costs down at what is an expensive time of year.
Local shop manager Sharon O’ Dwyer says that every €30 that is raised by the local shop in Tipperary is enough to set a rural poor family in Africa on the path to self-sufficiency.
Self Help Africa has more than 20 retail shops across the island of Ireland, and raises hundreds of thousands of euro each year through its shops network to support its efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty, every year. Self Help Africa is currently implementing development projects in 17 countries across the globe. The organisation, which merged with Gorta a number of years ago, is one of Ireland’s leading overseas aid organisations.
To find out more about its work visit: www.selfhelpafrica.org