Don’t ditch it, re-gift it at Red Cross Shops

WERE you given a Christmas gift that isn’t quite you? Maybe you struck it lucky with the perfect gift but have nowhere to put it? Whatever the reason, don’t ditch your unwanted clothes, accessories or homewares, re-gift them at a Red Cross Shop.

“Australians spend millions of dollars each year on unwanted Christmas gifts,” Red Cross Community Engagement Manager, Kate Dear, said.

“January is the perfect month to clear out your cupboards so why not start the year afresh?” she added.

When you shop or donate to a Red Cross Shop, you support the everyday work of Red Cross, such as help for families struggling to rebuild their lives after a bushfire or flood, a phone call each day to check on the welfare of an elderly person living alone, or providing clean drinking water for a child in Myanmar or Timor-Leste.

“You get a good feeling when you donate to a Red Cross shop and you’re helping to cut landfill waste,” Kate added.

“Reduce, reuse and recycle.”

Make sure you ask for a loyalty card when you donate across the counter and get a 25% discount after ten donations, for more information or to find your closest store visit: or call 1800 811 700, Red Cross shops cannot accept donations of electrical items, large furniture or mattresses.

Ryan Fritz

Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.

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