Argos teams up with Barnardo's on third annual toy exchange
The scheme offers customers the opportunity to drop off once-loved toys at Argos or Barnardo’s stores in return for a £5 voucher towards the cost of new toys. All donated toys are then sold in Barnardo’s retail outlets to raise funds for the charity which helps the UK’s most disadvantaged children.
Running until 25 November, this year’s campaign is being supported by TV presenter Tess Daly.
Amy Whidburn, head of corporate responsibility for Argos, said: “Each year Argos’ Toy Exchange raises hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of toy donations. Over the last two years we have generated around £1.25 million worth of toys and this year we want to add to this to hit £2 million over the three years. With the money raised going to help support some of Barnardo’s vital causes such as early year’s development or vocational skills training, we’re committed to make this the most successful year yet.”
The launch comes as new research by Argos and Barnardo’s shows that 92% of children would happily give up some of their Christmas presents if it meant a disadvantaged child could enjoy a happier Christmas. It also found that 61% of children have given up their free time for charity at Christmas.
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