A fundraising pop-up shop selling new clothes, electrical goods, gift ideas and toys, is opening to the public in Galway for one day tomorrow Friday May 27.
The shop, which will be located downstairs in Corbett Court Shopping Centre on Eyre Square, is being set up by the Galway office of leading provider of real-time communications GENBAND, to raise funds for local youth mental health support charity Jigsaw Galway.
This one-day retail fundraiser is being organised as part of GENBAND’s Global Day of Service during which employees from around the world participate in volunteer activities to benefit non-profit agencies and organizations in their local communities.
“If you love a sale, this is going to be a fantastic opportunity for you to pop in, grab a bargain, get a cup of tea or coffee and support young people’s mental health here in Galway,” said Justin McDermott of Jigsaw Galway. “Both Jigsaw Galway and the GENBAND team have been gathering donations of new clothes, electrical goods, gift items and toys from both the public and from retailers.
The generosity shown to us has been amazing, but most staggering has been the quality of items that have been donated. There will be bargains galore.” The pop up shop will be open on Friday, 27th May from 9am -6pm. Tea, coffee and treats will be served to anyone who pops in.
If you have any new unworn clothes with original tags, or electrical items, gifts or toys in their original packaging, which you would like to donate, then you can drop them off at Jigsaw Galway, which is located on Fairgreen Road in Galway City.
For more information contact Justin at Jigsaw Galway on 083 105 1576 or [email protected]. “GENBAND is delighted to support Jigsaw Galway as part of our office’s 2016 Global Day of Service activity,” said Seamus Hickson, Senior International Finance Director, GENBAND.
“Everyone is looking forward to a great day and most importantly raising vital funds to support young people’s mental health in Galway.” GENBAND is committed to fostering a year-round spirit of volunteerism, consistently contributing to local communities around the world. They look for charities, such as Jigsaw Galway, that are “close to home”, so that they can give back to the communities that support and sustain their employees on a daily basis.
Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential support service for young people (aged 15 – 25 ) living in Galway city and county. Jigsaw supports young people experiencing difficulties that affect their mental health and well-being. Jigsaw also provides advice and guidance to anyone concerned about a young person in their life. For more information on Jigsaw stop by their facility on Fairgreen Road in Galway City, call Jigsaw on 091 549 252 or visit their websitewww.jigsaw.ie/galway