All manner of beds, tables and chairs, three-piece suites, wardrobes, pots, and pans, and clothing can be accessed at the CARE Shop, and subject to satisfactory application and interview will be donated free of charge. A loyal team of staff and volunteers can often arrange delivery within 24 hours, and hundreds of families and single people from all parts of the NE Lincs community have been given a 'kick start' through the services of the CARE Shop.
CARE Shop is located on Alexandra Road in Cleethorpes and provides furniture free of charge to those in the North East Lincolnshire area who are in need. Over £250,000 has been donated since the shop was started in 1992 to families or single people in financial hardship.CARE Shop exists to provide furniture free of charge to those who are not able to access help via the normal channels and have exhausted the benefit system, including the social fund. Stock is donated from North East Lincolnshire residents, mainly from newspaper advertisements, and either sold through the shop to raise funds to cover overheads or donated to those in need.
With the goodwill of the local community, CARE has been given over £1.2 million of goods with over £250,000 of second-hand value furniture being given away to local families since the shop was opened in 1992. With its excellent double frontage, it continues to be an access point for disadvantaged and vulnerable people to approach the charity for help, with over 400 applications each year.
What to expect when visiting Our CARE Shop
Now that we have re-opened our shop we want everyone to have confidence and feel safe working, volunteering, and shopping with us at this time. We are following the Government’s guidance on social distancing of 2-metres where possible; therefore we are limiting the number of customers in the shop at any one time to eight. We are operating a one-way system which is marked out on the floor with tape and direction arrows. There is also one door to enter and another to exit the shop. We will offer to sanitise customer’s hands upon entry and again after they have been served at the till.
New stock in our shop will be stored in quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours before being put out on display; our preferred method of payment, like other shops and businesses, will be contactless or card but cash will be accepted; we recommend that you wash your purchases before use, and importantly, STAY ALERT > CONTROL THE VIRUS > SAVE LIVES.
To enable us to follow the Government’s advice on quarantining donated goods before sorting and displaying them we can no longer receive donations directly into the shop; DONATIONS WILL ONLY BE RECEIVED AT THE REAR OF THE SHOP BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM; Please ring the bell that is situated on the side-wall and we will gratefully take in your generous donation.
During the period of lock-down and with people working from home we understand that many people have been clearing out those items they no longer want but that still have a re-usable life left in them. Waste facilities are becoming more stringent with what unusable items we can take to the tip, which could lead to use incurring increased waste costs, so with this in mind we are having to review what items we can accept from you. Therefore, as much as we need your donations please can you ask yourselves some of the questions and consider some of the suggestions on the poster above as you are sorting your valued donation out.
By incorporating all of this Government advice and guidance we can stay ‘Covid-19 Secure’ for all our staff, volunteers, customers, and donors.
PLEASE NOTE OUR OPENING TIMES ARE CURRENTLY 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MON-SAT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL
Where to find us
46-47 Alexandra Road
North East Lincolnshire