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How your donation helps

Your unwanted goods have the power to change lives. When you sign up to Tag Your Bag, your unwanted items are worth 25% more thanks to Gift Aid.

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Oxfam works in over 90 countries around the world, transforming lives through emergency response, development and campaigning work. 

From donor to destination, read on to see how a tagged bag of donations can help people like Romeo (below) and his family in the Philippines.

Lucy donated a tagged bag to Oxfam

Most of Lucy's goods were priced up and put in the shop which she had donated to. Lucy's items raised £15.70 and because she'd tagged her bag, Oxfam claimed Gift Aid on Lucy's donation making it worth £19.63 in total. Lucy had linked her Nectar card so she received 38 Nectar points on the sale of her goods.

We work hard to make as much money as possible from donated items. Sometimes it's better to recycle or reuse items if they're damaged or won't sell in our shops. In these cases customers won't collect Nectar points but the items will still be helping Oxfam to fight poverty. With Oxfam's Wastesaver scheme no items donated go to waste.

£19.63 made a massive difference to Romeo in the Phillipines

Romeo Rosello registers before the distribution of Oxfam Hygiene Kits and Water Kits.Following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Oxfam's emergency programme swung into action, helping thousands of people like Romeo Rosello and his family. Oxfam provided Romeo with a hygiene kit - a bucket full of hygiene essentials, from soap to sanitary towels. These kits help people who may have lost everything to stay clean and healthy and to prevent the spread of disease following an emergency.

After receiving his hygiene kit, Romeo said "The hygiene and water kits are a big help to us. We lost most of our things and don't have money to go to the market to buy anything so everything is useful. There's nothing that's not useful! We need it all."

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