A host of well-known faces, including Laura Whitmore, Lisa Snowdon, Tess Ward, Jim Chapman, Ore Oduba, Toby Huntington-Whiteley and Daphne Selfe are taking action on disability by clearing out their wardrobes to support the TK Maxx Give Up Clothes For Good campaign in aid of Enable Ireland. Now in its tenth year, the campaign raises funds for community-based work with children and young people with disabilities around Ireland.
As part of the campaign Laura, Lisa, Tess, Jim, Ore, Toby, and Daphne were photographed by world-renowned photographer Jason Bell, a long-term supporter of TK Maxx Give Up Clothes for Good. They are now nominating members of the Irish public to show their support and donate their unwanted clothes, accessories and quality homeware items at their nearest TK Maxx store. All donations go to Enable Ireland charity shops, where the proceeds are used to help fund vital therapy and support services for children with disabilities and their families.
Give Up Clothes for Good is Ireland’s largest and longest running clothes and homeware donation campaign and is part of a partnership between TK Maxx and Enable Ireland that was established in 1997. In the last twenty years, TK Maxx customers and associates have raised over €2.5 million to support over 15,000 children and young people with disabilities in local communities across 14 counties.
Theresa Compagno, Acting CEO, Enable Ireland said, “We’re very fortunate and honoured to work with TK Maxx again on what has been an amazing partnership and journey over the last 20 years. ‘Give Up Clothes For Good’ has provided vital funding to our children’s services in 14 counties, and has helped us to continue to provide much needed support services for children with disabilities throughout Ireland.”
Louise Greenlees, President, TJX Europe said: “We are so very proud to support Enable Ireland’s work to empower children with disabilities to reach their full potential in life. With the help of the incredible generosity of our employees and customers, we have raised over €2.5 million for the charity. Just incredible. We hope everyone will dig deep into their wardrobes this September to support Enable Ireland and donate all their unwanted items again this year.”
To take part, simply donate unwanted clothes, accessories and quality homeware items in any TK Maxx store and nominate a friend, colleague or family member to do the same. Each bag is worth up to €20 to Enable Ireland. Share your donations and nominations using #GUCFG at www.facebook.com/tkmaxxIE or www.twitter.com/tkmaxx_ie.
For more information, visit www.tkmaxx.ie.