Vinnies Queensland is calling for unwanted Christmas gifts to become a ‘gift that keeps on giving’ by asking for them to be donated to a Vinnies shop.
Many people receive gifts they do not need or want each Christmas, and Vinnies Queensland is asking Queenslanders to re-gift unwanted presents to their local Vinnies shop instead of sticking them in a cupboard or throwing them away.
Vinnies Queensland’s State Centres Support Manager Andrew Claridge said donations of unwanted second hand gifts not only help find the gift a new home but help the charity continue its many good works in the community.
“By donating your unwanted gift to your local Vinnies shop you can brighten the life of someone else in the community, so don’t bin it upcycle it,” he said.
“No matter what it may be as long as it is in good condition and useable, someone somewhere will be grateful for it.
“One person’s trash can certainly be another person’s treasure.
“Proceeds from the sale of your upcycled gifts will go towards Vinnies Queensland’s many community programs which include housing and homelessness support, mental health and youth programs, disaster relief and much more.”
Vinnies has shops throughout Queensland including in Mount Isa and Cloncurry.