On 2 December this year, Tŷ Hafan will be taking part in #GivingTuesday to ask for your support for stock, at a time when many charities are experiencing a low in the volume of stock donations.
Tŷ Hafan currently has 28 shops in Wales, from Newport in the east to Aberystwyth in the west, and covering most of the areas in-between.
We have opened a number of new shops over the past few years to help us spread the word about the charity and grow our income in key locations in Wales.
As well as our standard shops, we have opened Emporium shops in two locations in the last year, selling premium donated items and vintage goods. We are also about to launch our new retail concept – Outlet (more information to follow soon!).
All of our shops are profitable, and every one of them delivers a vital contribution to the charity – providing around a third of the total income required each year.
Our shop teams work very hard every day to sort your items, identify and price them for sale, and recycle items not suitable for sale, if they are damaged for example.
Tŷ Hafan also works with a major UK recycler to make sure that nothing is wasted, significantly reducing our landfill waste, but also generating an income for the charity by recycling anything, mostly textile, which we are unable to sell.
The generosity of our donors never fails to amaze me and you will find a wide range of items in our shops, from clothing, furniture and vintage items to collectable and rare objects. These items have all been donated to us and enable us to operate our shops and make our essential contribution to the running of Tŷ Hafan.
So please dig it out, bag it up and drop it off to one of our shops this year and help us support life-limited children and their families from across Wales.