Model and fashionista, Daisy Lowe, has teamed up with our good friends TK Maxx and a whole host of other celebs to launch ‘Give Up Clothes for Good’ 2016! Daisy was joined at the launch last week by Kyle Gallagher (9) from Kilkenny and Ava McHugh (8) from Dublin, both of whom benefit from Enable Ireland services. Ireland’s biggest and longest running clothes and homewares donation collection, developed by TK Maxx, exclusively supports Enable Ireland.
As part of the campaign Daisy Lowe was photographed by world famous photographer, Jason Bell. Other celebrities that have been shot by Jason Bell and are supporting the campaign this year are: Aidan Turner, Ruth Wilson, Jack Fox, Chloe Lloyd, Josh Cuthbert, Matt Richardson, Zoe Hardman, Simon Callow, Julia Bradbury, Jamie Campbell Bower and Heida Reed.
For full details on how to take part and to locate your nearest store, visit www.tkmaxx.ie or find us on Facebook / Twitter #IGiveUpMy
About Give Up Clothes For Good
Since 1997, TK Maxx ‘Give Up Clothes For Good’ has raised €1.6m for Enable Ireland, helping to provide in centre and community based services to over 5,000 children and their families in local communities in 14 counties. The campaign asks the public to donate their unwanted clothes, accessories and quality homeware in the special drop off points provided in TK Maxx stores nationwide all year round. Donated items will be sold in Enable Ireland shops and money raised by the sale of these items will help to fund Enable Ireland services with children and their families including clinical assessment, therapy, education, training, residential, respite and family support services.
Daisy Lowe commented, “I was so touched to be asked to take part in ‘Give Up Clothes for Good’, which raises money for Enable Ireland. ‘Give Up Clothes for Good’ is such a fantastic initiative by TK Maxx and I urge anybody who is thinking of having a clear out to take their unwanted items down to their local TK Maxx store. I gave up one of my favourite dresses and although it was hard to part with, knowing it would directly making a difference to the children that benefit from the services Enable Ireland provide, made parting with the dress a lot easier.”
Fionnuala O’Donovan, CEO Enable Ireland said, “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with TK Maxx again this year in what has been an amazing partnership and journey. ‘Give Up Clothes For Good’ has made such a vital impact over the past number of years, and has helped us to continue to provide much needed support services for children with disabilities across Ireland. We hope that the people of Ireland will continue to show their support and generosity, to help make 2016 another landmark year for the campaign.”
Commenting on the partnership, TK Maxx Irish Retail Manager Andrew Vardy said; “We are really proud of the support the public gives every year to our Give Up Clothes For Good campaign and I look forward to continued success to help Enable Ireland continue its incredible work with children around the country’.
Customers can donate in store using any bag they like, from carrier bags to bin bags. TK Maxx can accept clean clothing, shoes and accessories, ornaments, towels and linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware, books, collectables and antiques, CDs, DVDs and mobile phones.