Mayor pays tribute to inspirational work of The Giving Shed

The amazing work carried out by volunteers at The Giving Shed has been recognised by Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Ivor Wallace.

Cloughmills woman Maggie McGuckien founded the project in 2019 with the idea of helping those in need. The Giving Shed accepts gently used and new items, which it then sorts and donates back out to the local community.

Cllr Wallace said:

“Over the past 3 years, the Giving Shed has distributed clothes, food, toiletries and small household items to over 1500 families. The work carried out by Maggie and her team, particularly throughout the pandemic, has been truly inspirational.

“When you are doing your Spring clean and decluttering your home, I would urge you to think of the Giving Shed and pass on whatever items you can.”

Maggie said sustainability is at the heart of everything the Giving Shed does, adding:

“We promote the reuse of great preloved items to support families, vulnerable adults, people who are homeless or living in sheltered accommodation, and teenagers in care.”

To find out what items can be donated to the Giving Shed and what projects the group is currently running, please visit