Posted 01/12/2015

Focus Ireland's Beloved Shop Opens in Naas

On the 1stof December Focus Ireland will open it's newest Beloved store at 7 North Main Street Naas.

Beloved & Focus Ireland

The Beloved stores support the activities Focus Ireland, a registered charity that works to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness. The organisation was founded in 1985  by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, in response to the needs of a group of homeless women.  Focus Ireland’s vision is that ‘everyone has a right to a place they can call home’ and the organisation works to make this vision a reality for thousands of people every year. Since its foundation Focus Ireland has continued to grow and its research and advocacy work ensures that the rights of people who are homeless remain on the political agenda. In addition to its Dublin projects, it now has services and housing projects across Ireland including in Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Sligo and Limerick. The simple act of shoping in Beloved is a great way to contribute to Focus Ireland's very important work nationally.

Ethos of the Beloved Shops

  Beloved shops sell brand new and once loved high quality women’s and children’s clothing and accessories along with a range of hand crafted gifts and homewares. Every item bought from a Beloved shop helps to create safe and secure homes for children, families and single people all over Ireland. 89c of every euro received goes to the charity's front line services.

Donate your goods

Free your home of new or once loved items! Your generous donation is essential to ensure that the Beloved shops make a difference in people's lives. Beloved shops depend on your donations to keep raising money to help people who are homeless or in danger of losing their homes.

Welcome donations:

  •  Brand new and good quality women’s and children’s clothing
  •  Jewellery
  •  Unwanted gifts
  •  China, glass and homewares
  •  Linen
  •  Books and CDs
  •  Toys and games

The following items are not accepted:

  •  Undergarments
  •  Electrical items
  •  Bedding
  •  Stained, ripped or unclean clothing
  •  Sports equipment
  •  Furniture

Join the volunteer team at Beloved


Would you like to meet new people, have fun and improve your CV whilst supporting the work of Focus Ireland? As a retail volunteer you will be the face of Focus Ireland and make a big difference to how the public sees the charity and the work they do. Your time and skills will help to create safe and secure homes for children, families and single people all over Ireland. Retail experience is of benefit but not essential as full training is provided.

Retail volunteers donate 4 hours of their time per week and support the team in a wide range of activities both behind the scenes and on the shop floor.

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