Charity in ‘shop and drop’ drive

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Oxfam Ireland has launched a new campaign, Drop and Shop, calling on people to donate to their Lurgan shop and get 15% discount on selected items in-store.

Oxfam Lurgan shop manager, Rita McCoy, said: “It only takes a minute to bag up unwanted items and drop them to Oxfam, but it makes a lifetime of difference to people living in poverty around the world.

“Drop and Shop is a simple two-step process where people in Lurgan bag up their unwanted items and drop them to their local Oxfam in High Street Shopping Arcade. Upon dropping, they will be offered 15% discount on selected items when they shop in-store during the same visit.

“And by sharing their experience on social media with the hashtag #dropandshop and tagging Oxfam Ireland, they will be in with a chance to win a Born Again refurbished iPad 2.”

The campaign is being supported by top fashion stylist Sara O’Neill, who is helping to highlight the charity’s 50 shops across Ireland.

Sara said: “I regularly drop and shop in my local Oxfam to donate and then hunt for more one-off pieces for my fashion shows and photo shoots. I would encourage everyone to do the same. And while you’re dropping off your donations, be sure to browse the rails of high-quality, top brands on offer at bargain prices.”

Rita added: “Oxfam wants the things you don’t and has the things you do, so donating to or shopping in your local Oxfam Ireland shop is a great way to support our work worldwide.

“The vital funds raised through our shops make a big impact, helping our emergency responses in places like Nepal.

“While you’re donating, please Gift Aid your bag ‘drop’ to make your donation go 25% further – there’s no cost to you and no tax implication. This will help Drop and Shop to transform even more lives. The Oxfam Lurgan shop is located in Unit 1, High Street Shopping Arcade, Lurgan. For more information on Drop and Shop, visit www.oxfamireland.org/dropandshop