Dundrum Charity Shop opening

Dublin based charity Human Appeal Ireland is opening a new chain of charity shops in Dublin, starting with a brand new premises in the old Apollo building on the Dundrum Road, Dublin this month. The charity aims to create community hubs where locals can meet, chat and get a cup of coffee. In addition, customers will be able to pick up a bargain or two from their second hand selection as well as handmade goods from Syrian refugee micro businesses.

The charity is delighted to announce that Minister of State for Primary Care, Alex White TD, will officially open the charity shop on Friday 21st February 2014 at 4pm. Ireland has strongly advocated for the opening of humanitarian corridors in Syria and Minister of State White’s assistance is another step towards this.

Belkacem Belfedhal, manager of Human Appeal Ireland stated that “It's a great honor to have Minister White launch our shop. The Irish people's response to the crisis in Syria has been amazing. We hope these shops will help us with funding our long-term projects”.

Accounts manager Fiona Duffy expressed the great sense of family, which is Human Appeal Ireland "We hope that our new shops mirror the ethos of how we work as an organisation in Ireland.  Our team is both multicultural and multi denominational and we work in harmony to 'get the job done'. We believe in encouraging integration of all groups within our community".

The Launch will be a fun community event and it is anticipated with great excitement by the charity staff. Shop manager Ammar Ouamar formerly of Belucci said “It is a great pleasure for me to be involved with  such a great charity and it was always in my mind to come and help such a great cause giving my fashion expertise.”

Human Appeal Ireland works across the globe to strengthen humanity in the face of poverty, social injustice and natural disaster. The chain of charity shops and café bars will help it raise much needed funding, for the projects they support both here in Ireland and abroad in Syria, the Philippines, Palestine and Burma.