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Whether you’re a newbie to charity shopping or a regular rummager, there’s so many reasons why visiting them is so vital here in Harborne. 

Some of the names we have on our High Street include:

  • Oxfam
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Barnardos
  • PDSA
  • Cancer Research
  • Headway 
  • Sue Ryder
  • St Mary’s Hospice

The reasons why we love charity shopping include:

Supporting great causes

This may seem like the most obvious reason, but we are so grateful for the hard work these charities put into helping those in need both in our area and beyond. We also appreciate the time our local volunteers put in so we can enjoy these shops!

Getting a bargain

We all love a great deal, and you’ll be surprised what you can find in our charity shops! From big designer brands in fashion, to the homeware must-have names, you’ll save much more than buying new (although charity shops do stock completely new items too).

Being more sustainable

If you want to make a simple change to become more eco-friendly, charity shopping is one way to make the most of what we already have on our planet. The emissions of a piece of clothing can be reduced by 24% by extending its life from one to two years!

Clearing out your clutter

Not only can you give someone else’s items a new life, but you can give yours a second chance too! Donate your clothes, books, homeware and more to our Harborne charity shops (make sure they’re in sellable condition) so someone else can enjoy them just as much as you did. 

There’s specific charity shops too

Here in Harborne we have a Barnardo’s Children, so you can find clothing items, toys, the next bedtime story and other essentials for your little ones. We also have an Oxfam Books shop, with not only great novels but also comics and vinyl!

It’s a fun day out

Grab a friend or family member for a day of scoping out the best finds, then you can enjoy the best of the other businesses here in Harborne, with our great independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and more!

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