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Bag-2-The-Future fundraising event

posted 16 Nov 2011, 03:29 by Mayo Gaels
Hand in your old clothes, bedding, curtains, soft toys, belts, handbags and shoes and raise money for Mayo Gaels.

Mayo Gaeels GAA club have teemed up with Bag2TheFuture to avail of a FREE fund-raising solution.  Visit www.bag2thefuture.org to see their website and details.

Bag2TheFuture  is not a charity.It is a business which specialises in collecting second-hand clothes in their original condition, which are sold to developing countries in Africa, the Indian sub-continent and parts of Eastern Europe.The majority of the clothing collected is shipped to wholesalers where they are sorted and sold to the general public via retailers.These countries are encouraging entrepreneurs to develop import markets and build up business structures, thus creating employment opportunities.  They also have customers throughout the EU and in the UK they supply to small community based charity shops to provide them with products for their own fundraising.

Bag2TheFuture will give Mayo Gaels €5 for every 10KG of clothing collected.

Free collection bags are available from Alan Prendergast @ 087 9273200 but you can donate your clothing in any bag, ie a regular black refuse bag.

The cut-off date for collections is the AGM on Dec 11th.
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