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Together, we're helping children thrive

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

In line with government guidelines we will be re-opening many of our stores from April 12th and we are looking forward to welcoming you back into our shops. You can find an up to date list of shops that will be open below.

If your local shop remains closed please check back with us regularly as we will continue to open outlets after April 12th - scroll down to find your nearest store with our map tool.

You can also continue to shop with us at our online shop.

All the products in our online shop are sourced from independent, ethical producers and 100% of the profits go towards helping change the future for children.

You can also visit our new DePop shop here.

Your preloved items will be hugely appreciated once we're back up and running around the UK, so please do hold onto anything you wish to donate until then or order a donation bag from us here.

Protective measures that Save the Children have put in place include installing till guards at till points, regular cleaning and supplying hand sanitiser for staff, volunteers and supporters. Signage has been created to help manage social distancing and 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.

Our community charity shops across the UK help children survive and thrive - find your nearest with our map tool:

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    Our business is built on acts of kindness. By giving to us, you can be sure the proceeds of your donation will contribute towards saving children's lives. If you are an individual making a donation, you can drop it off at our stores (see stores for opening times).

    You can be sure your donation will be treated respectfully, merchandised carefully and priced sensibly.

    Does the quality matter?

    We'd be delighted to receive your donation, especially quality fashion and homeware. We're unable to accept electrical goods (except in selected stores - please check first), large items of furniture, used cosmetics, underwear, food or alcohol.

    Do you collect items?

    Sadly, no. We are generally unable to offer this service.  If you have a high value item, please contact your local shop manager.

    Can I volunteer in a shop?

    Of course. We’re always on the lookout for talented people who can help us stand out from the competition. It’s a great way to meet people and learn new skills. And you'll be helping children not just survive, but thrive, and go on to change the world. Please contact your local shop directly or email us at volunteersupport@savethechildren.org.uk. You can also call us on 020 7012 6997.

    Can I Gift Aid my donations?

    Yes! Retail Gift Aid allows charity shops to claim Gift Aid on the proceeds of sales made on behalf of donors who are UK taxpayers. The process takes the following format:

    A taxpayer donates items to our shop, agrees to the scheme, completes a Gift Aid declaration form and receives a unique identification reference number.

    We contact the donor to inform them that the items have sold and how much for.

    The donor then has the option to take the money (minus commission fee + VAT), or to turn it into a cash donation to Save the Children with Gift Aid added.

    Please read our Retail Gift Aid terms and conditions for more information.



    Please contact the following stores for details on opening hours and how to donate.

    Allestree - April 14th
    Bath - April 12th
    Bournemouth - April 12th
    Chester - April 12th
    Christchurch - April 12th
    Clapham - April 12th
    Halesowen - April 12th
    Haltwhistle Bookshop - April 12th
    Hexham - April 13th
    Kimberley - April 14th
    Machynlleth - April 12th
    Matlock - April 12th
    Mold - April 12th
    Northallerton - April 12th
    Orpington - April 12th
    Penrith - April 16th
    Preston - April 12th
    Sidmouth - April 12th
    South Shields - April 12th
    Stafford - April 12th
    Stockton Heath - April 12th
    Storrington - April 12th
    Totnes - April 12th
    West Bridgford - April 15th
    Wetherby - April 12th
    Whitby - April 12th
    Windermere - April 12th
    Woodstock - April 12th




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