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Re-gift your unwanted Christmas presents to Red Cross and double the good

With thousands of unwanted Christmas gifts expected to be sold, swapped or given away online in January, Red Cross is encouraging Australians to re-gift to Red Cross Shops and pass the goodwill on to people in need.

Red Cross Shops raise vital funds for services in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, such as daily phone calls to the elderly, providing disaster relief and giving access to clean water.

“Many of us receive gifts we don’t really need or want,”says Andre Oosthuizen, Community Engagement and Retail Services Manager.

“We’re encouraging Australians to put those unwanted gifts to good use, by re-gifting them to Red Cross Shops, where proceeds of sales go to helping people in need.”

“Passing on your gifts to a Red Cross Shop means your gift gives twice. Not only will you bring joy to an op shopper’s day, but you’ll be helping raise funds for vital Red Cross support services in our community here and overseas.”

“Maybe you got two of the same gift or the raw end of the deal on your Secret Santa and let’s face it, a blow up toucan is useless without a pool, but all of these things could be perfect for someone else.”

“And, you’re doing something good for the environment, by donating those goods rather than tossing them in the bin.”

Red Cross has a network of over 160 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.

 

For media enquiries or more information contact Katie Isaac on 0466 457 578 or email kisaac@redcross.org.au.

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