Our Shop 

Our charity shop is located in the heart of the city at 101 George Street, opposite the John Lewis building and it’s a great place to bag a bargain.  Shop profits are used to help fund our work supporting families in Aberdeen. Shop preloved with the Home-Start Aberdeen and join the Reuse Revolution. Whether you’re looking to revamp your home or refresh your wardrobe, we have an amazing range of preloved clothing, furniture, homewares and so much more. 

Shop with Us

By shopping with us you can make your money go further, reduce waste, give the local economy a boost, and most importantly, help make a difference to families with young children in Aberdeen.  We stock a wide range of high quality, pre-loved items including: 

  • Clothing and shoes for men, women, children and babies 
  • Accessories and jewellery 
  • Baby equipment 
  • Toys, books and games 
  • Homeware  
  • Gifts 
  • Bric-a-brac 

To keep everyone safe we are operating social distancing measures and are limiting the number of people in the shop at any one time.  We have hand sanitising stations in place and perspex screens at our till point.  Any items returned to the shop are quarantined for 72 hours and steam cleaned before being put back on the shop floor.   

 Opening Hours

Monday 10am-4.30 

Tuesday 10am-4.30 

Wednesday 10am- 4.30 

Thursday 10am-4.30 

Friday 10am-4.30 

Saturday 10am-4pm 

 Donate to Us

Looking to de-clutter your home or give your wardrobe an overhaul?  Why not donate your unwanted items to our shop.  Because we’re a local charity, we are entirely dependent on donations from people and organisations in the local area. 

Donations can be dropped off at our shop in George Street between 10am and 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  It’s helpful if you phone the shop in advance on 01224 622390 to let us you know you will be coming in.   

We also offer a free donation uplift service in Aberdeen and Westhill – to find more call the shop on 01224 622390. 

We have put measures in place to keep everyone safe when we accept donations.  We have a contact-free donation point and all donated items are quarantined for 72 hours before being handled, priced and put on the shop floor. 

We’re always grateful to receive undamaged, high-quality items.  We particularly need: 

  • Menswear, womenswear, childrenswear 
  • Handbags, shoes, scarves, jewellery and other accessories 
  • Prams, pushchairs, cots, highchairs and other baby equipment.  Please note we cannot accept car seats 
  • Curtains, tablecloths, rugs, vases, glasses, cups, plates and other homeware 
  • Toys, books, games and puzzles 
  • Unused toiletries, unwanted gifts, bric-s-brac 
  • Vintage and collectable items 

We can’t accept: 

  • Damaged, stained or broken items (it will cost us money to dispose of them) 
  • Furniture 
  • White goods 
  • Electrical items 
  • Duvets and pillows 
  • Children’s car seats 

Don’t forget to ask shop staff about Gift Aid – if you’re eligible, this will add 25% to the value of your donation. 

Volunteer with US

Our ideal shop volunteer is a people-person with great communication skills and comfortable handling money.  Previous retail experience isn’t essential as full training is provided.  We have various shifts available from Monday to Saturday. 

Our Shop Volunteers: 

  • Meet and greet customers 
  • Organise and price donations in preparation for selling them 
  • Keep the shop floor and window displays well stocked, attractive and tidy 
  • Take cash and card payments 
  • Provide excellent customer service 
  • Our Volunteer Shop Drivers provide a donation collection service within Aberdeen 

We offer our Shop Volunteers 

  • A great working environment 
  • A chance to learn new skills 
  • A chance to gain experience in the retail sector 
  • The opportunity to make new friends and build social networks 
  • The opportunity to contribute to the vital work of Home-Start Aberdeen, supporting families with young children across the city 

To find out more about volunteering in our shop, contact us at admin@homestartaberdeen.org.uk or by phone on 07377 528596.    

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Charity thankful for response to All Wrapped Up Appeal Local 

Leading family support charity, Home-Start Aberdeen would like to thank members of the public, the business and local community for their support and donations towards its All Wrapped Up Appeal.

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