Our Charity Shop
For non-uniform clothes
We were getting so much non-uniform donated – including some designer labels – we thought we’d set up a shop to sell it very cheaply to help the community while raising a bit of money for Uniform Exchange.
The shop is open from 10am to 3pm every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at our warehouse site at the top of Burbeary Road in Lockwood on the Railway Sawmills Business Park. It looks like a cul-de-sac when you turn into Burbeary Road but the site is up there near the top of the road on the right.
Apart from its opening hours we also livestream sales on the shop’s Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/UniformExchangeCharityShop and also showcase some of the top items for sale.
Shop manager Dani Jone said “One memory which stays with me is selling a pair of Nike Air Force 1 trainers to a little boy for £6. He was so overjoyed he was almost in tears as his family could never have been able to afford to buy him a new pair.”
Our main focus is helping families and we’ve even been able to kit out refugee families who have arrived here with nothing.
What happens to the donated clothes that aren’t in a good enough
condition to be passed on to Kirklees families?
Anything that is unwearable because it has large holes or stains is sent to Oxfam to be processed into rags as part of its Wastesaver scheme to keep clothes out of landfill.
Short-sleeved tops, shorts, trousers, dresses, book bags and shoes surplus to our need but good enough to sell go to Africa which brings money in for Uniform Exchange.
Long-sleeved tops, blazers, jumpers, cardigans and thin coats that are good enough to wear but not sell on go to Gambia.