DON’T ditch it, re-gift it is the message from local charity shops in the aftermath of the festive season.
Red Cross community engagement manager Kate Dear said January was the ideal month to clear out cupboards.
People who donate to or buy from a Red Cross shop support the charity’s everyday work that includes helping families rebuild their lives after a bushfire.
“You get a good feeling when you donate to a Red Cross shop and you’re helping to cut landfill waste,” Ms Dear said.
She urged customers to ask for a loyalty card at the counter to receive a 25 per cent discount after ten 10 donations.
Red Cross shops cannot accept donations of electrical items, large furniture or mattresses.