Donate all your unwanted pressies for a good cause

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Oxfam Scotland is appealing to people to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to help them raise even more life-saving funds in 2014.

The charity would be grateful for good quality items that people no longer want after Christmas, so they can be resold and turned into funds for Oxfam’s vital work with people living in poverty in Scotland and around the world.

Oxfam has 50 shops in Scotland and Christmas is their busiest time of year so stock levels need to be replenished. Clothing, books, music and bric-a-brac are all in demand following brisk sales over the festive period.

Whether it’s gifts they don’t like, or making room for presents they love, Oxfam is hoping the public will donate to a charity shop, rather than binning items.

Oxfam shops raise over £25m each year to fund life-saving work fighting poverty around the world. Second-hand clothing alone generate around £20m a year.

This money comes partly from sales in Oxfam shops and from their recycling and export business called Wastesaver.