The first stage will involve opening 11 shops across England, including six of our Mary’s Living & Giving shops & 5 local community shops, with a target of getting the remaining shops open as soon as it is safe to do so. A list of the shops that will be opening can be found here.
Protective measures that Save the Children are planning include placing donations and returns in isolation for 72 hours, installing till guards at till points and supplying hand sanitiser for staff, volunteers and supporters. Signage has been created to help manage social distancing & contactless payment will be preferred where possible too (click here for our full health and safety statement).
The approach to accepting donations will be different for each shop, depending on storage facilities so please call ahead when you’re ready to donate to check the best time for your local store.
Your preloved items will be hugely appreciated once we're back up and running, so please do hold onto anything you wish to donate until then or order a donation bag from us here .
In the meantime our online shop is still open
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