The Salvation Army’s Crawley shop is asking for donations of unwanted Christmas presents this January.
Research by the charity found that we each receive at least gifts we do not want at Christmas, 40 per cent of which end up at the bottom of cupboards.
The slogan for the donation drive reads: “If Christmas is the season for giving, shouldn’t January be the time to give back to others?”
Salvador Fernandez, area manager for the Salvation Army Trading Company said: “Unwanted clothes and gift items have more value than you think – by donating to us, your items will not only get a new lease of life in someone else’s home, but they help The Salvation Army raise much-needed funds to support vulnerable people here in the UK.”
The church and charity’s work includes providing homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents and support for adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales.
Over the past five years, the British public have helped the Salvation Army Trading Company raise £35million towards programmes to help those in need.