If Christmas is the season for giving, charity shop teams for The Salvation Army are urging Brits to consider giving back in January by clearing out their cupboards for charity. Research by the charity found that we each get at least three gifts we don’t want at Christmas, with over 40 per cent of these ending up at the bottom of our cupboards*. With this in mind, The Salvation Army is asking people to simply donate any unwanted items to charity in the New Year.
Shoppers and budding volunteers in Brownhills gathered outside the new high street Salvation Army charity shop on Thursday 17th December as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Worksop celebrated the opening of a brand new Salvation Army charity shop at 98 Bridge Street on Tuesday 22nd December as it welcomed its first bargain hunters and last-minute Christmas shoppers inside for the first time. After an intense six days of preparation, the shop’s team had gone the extra mile to ensure the new shop was ready before Christmas.
The Salvation Army’s Arbroath charity shop is ready for last-minute Christmas shoppers who are looking for unique gifts thanks to one of its crafty shop volunteers. The shop has gone the extra mile with its festive stock, as volunteer Louise Broome has been busy transforming old books into hand-made Christmas gifts and decorations using her fantastic folding skills.
Last week, two Scottish designers were revealed as the winners of a competition to work with Zero Waste Scotland and Salvation Army Trading Company on a catwalk-ready fashion collection made entirely from pre-worn textiles.
Shoppers in Newton Aycliffe flocked to the new Salvation Army charity shop at 31 Beveridge Way on Thursday 10th December as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
The Salvation Army Trading Company will be opening a pop-up shop in London’s South Bank Centre for the first time this Saturday (12 December). The famous arts centre will see the grand opening of its much-anticipated Charity Shop Emporium, which will see a number of charities all coming together to offer shoppers and visitors the ultimate charity shop experience under one roof.
Shoppers in Kettering were queuing outside the door at the new Salvation Army Trading Company charity shop at 40 Gold Street, Kettering on Thursday 26th November as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Could you be a Sally Army Helper? That’s the question from The Salvation Army’s network of UK charity shops as they launch a nationwide appeal for extra volunteers this Christmas. November and December are incredibly busy months for Salvation Army shops, increasing the need for lots of extra helpers to support with sales and donations.
Shoppers in Huntingdon flocked to the new Salvation Army Trading Company charity shop at 126 High Street on Tuesday 17th November as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Having been open since 2010, the Salvation Army’s charity shop on Maldon’s High Street is celebrating as a band of five volunteers mark five years of service. Kevin Jennings, the charity shop manager, himself opened the shop five years ago and is today delighted to have welcomed his area manager, Elaine Sanderson, who presented his volunteers with long-service awards.
Manchester facilities manager, Neil Leisham, has found a way to repay the kindness showed to him by The Salvation Army after the charity helped him as a boy. Neil, who runs the Cheshire Cleaning Company, manages the facilities for the Saltra Apartments on Elmira Way in Salford and has installed a Salvation Army textile recycling bank for residents. The bank will help to raise money for the charity through the donation of clothes and shoes.