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Give your unwanted Christmas gifts a new life

Not sure what to do with that Star Wars R2-D2 tape measure or that remote-controlled flying fish you got from Aunt Jean at Christmas? We would love your unwanted presents in our Red Cross Shops.

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Unwanted Christmas gifts? Donate to Red Cross Shops.
Did Santa find a gift so good he gave it twice? We have the solution.

It's estimated Australians spent up to $630 million on unwanted festive gifts last year, according to research by New Galaxy and Gumtree. That's 20.6 million presents that could go to waste.

"A lot of us get gifts we don't really need or want," says Andre Oosthuizen from the Red Cross retail team. "But this year, don't ditch your unwanted presents. Instead, re-gift them to a Red Cross shop.

"Maybe you received clothing that just isn't your style, or homewares you don't have room for. Maybe you don't really want to mount that singing fish on your wall - but someone else might think it's hilarious.

"When you donate your unwanted clothing, accessories, books and homewares, Red Cross can sell them to raise money for our vital support services, helping people in need around Australia and overseas.

"It's an easy way to make the Christmas cheer spread that little bit further."

Red Cross has a network of over 150 stores in every Australian state and territory. Donations can be brought into any Red Cross shop.

We regret we can't accept donations of mattresses, electrical goods or clothing with stains or damage.

Find your closest Red Cross shop.