NCBI’s charity shop on 18 Drogheda Street (effectively Main Street), Balbriggan, will celebrate its official opening on February 24th. In the meantime the shop is open for business and looking for your donation of clothing, books and other items. All funds raised through the shop support the National Council for the Blind’s services locally, with 7,200 people with sight loss in the Dublin.
NCBI must raise €4 out of every €10 it spends on services. Its 89 charity shops around the country make a vital contribution to its fundraising efforts, according to shop manager Bernie Davis.
The Charity shops provide great volunteering opportunities and allows for people to get involved in their local community. Of course there are plenty of bargains to be had as well, with many new or unused items on sale, as well as top quality second hand items.
Bernie is determined to get the whole community of Balbriggan involved. As well as our official opening on February 24th, to which everyone is invited, we will be holding a fashion show in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan.
The fashion show will showcase the clothing, handbags, jewellery and shoes which are
available in the shop. Further details will all be revealed very soon. “Keep an eye on our NCBI Balbriggan Facebook page, phone the shop or drop in to us for any information closer to the time” said Bernie.
NCBI is Ireland’s national charity working for the rising number of people affected by sight loss. The charity’s practical and emotional advice and supports help 8,000 people and their families face their futures with confidence every year.
NCBI’s services include emotional support and counselling, low vision solutions like magnifiers, assistive technology advice and training, rehabilitation training (including independent living skills and using a long cane), a large print, audio and Braille library. The organisation also has an online shop with lots of practical solutions.
The NCBI charity shop welcomes donations of your unwanted clothing and other items. Every bag is worth a great amount to the organisation.
If you are interested in volunteering in the Balbriggan NCBI charity shop contact Bernie on (087) 2156156.