Come and visit our shops located across Manchester! Funds raised through the community's donations help us to provide support, services and opportunities for local older people. Money raised right here in Manchester stays here in Manchester to improve later life for your friends, family and neighbours. Pop in to shop or donate items today!
Come and visit our shops located across Manchester!
Every penny spent in our shops helps us to provide support, services and opportunities for local older people.
Money raised right here in Manchester stays here in Manchester to improve later life for your friends, family and neighbours.
Pop in to shop or donate items today!
Did you know we offer free donation collections? If you've got big or heavy items to donate, let us do the lifting and call 0161 637 2337 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can I donate?
We accept a wide variety of items, including:
- Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing
- Accessories including handbags, shoes, belts, ties and jewellery
- Quality homeware such as glassware, ornaments and kitchenware
- Books, CDs, DVDs, games and Blu-ray discs
- Good quality toys, jigsaws and games
- Furniture (view our shops for further details, if donating furniture)
Unfortunately there are a few items that we can't accept, as we're unable to sell them in our shops. These include damaged, broken, incomplete or unsafe items, safety equipment, videotapes and cassettes, real fur, coat hangers and large household items such as duvets, pillows and bulky curtains.
If you'd like more information on what you can donate, please contact your nearest shop, call us on 0161 817 2356 or email email@example.com.
About large donations
Larger donations, such as items of furniture, can be collected by appointment; just telephone 0161 817 2356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also accept electrical items.
Nearly all the stock sold in the shop is donated, mostly by people filling up the special bags (available at our shops), or by just dropping donated items off during shop opening hours.
Not all items of furniture are suitable for resale because of Trading Standards rulings, our drivers are asked to check Fire Hazard labels before collection.
Arrangements can also be made to deliver larger items to your home. A small charge will be made for this service.
We do appreciate every item that is given to us, and very little is wasted. If there are any items that are not suitable for resale, they are not thrown away, but recycled wherever possible.
Never feel that it is not worth giving items to us. Even the smallest items earn money to help older people in Manchester.
I would like to find out more about Gift Aid
If you are a UK taxpayer we can make 25% more from your donations. The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to claim back tax paid on donations, which means we receive more for the items you donate, and it doesn't cost you a penny!
Please call into any of our shops for details.
Volunteering at our shops
Our shops rely on volunteers for sorting stock, creating interesting window displays, and helping customers. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please visit our volunteering page to see the charity shop role description and how to get in touch.