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SVP Vincent’s Charity Shops ask donors to 'hold' donations until Pandemic ends

The St Vincent de Paul Society has asked the generous public to hold on to their donations until the coronavirus pandemic ends and the charity shops open.

All 234 Vincent’s charity shops closed their doors on March 16th following an escalation with the Covid crisis. However, people have continued to leave donations at the shop entrances and clothing bins located around the country.
It’s great to see so many people using this time to do some spring cleaning of their homes. Unfortunately for SVP’s Vincent’s Charity shops, due to the safety of our volunteers, staff and shoppers, we have had to close all of our shops, including not taking donations.” said Dermot McGilloway, National Retail Manager
The charity has also requested people if possible, to hold on to their donations and until the shops open again and they have the capacity to deal with them.
“We would please ask people to not leave donations at our shop doors or clothing bins for now,’ Mr McGilloway said.
“Once the restrictions are lifted, and it’s safe for our staff and volunteers to return to their shops, we will be able to take your donations again.”

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