Charity Shops Appeal For Community’s Help

July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Charity Thrift Shops of Bermuda are asking the public to observe designated drop-off times in order to avoid damage and theft to donated items.

A spokesperson said, “The Charity Thrift Shops of Bermuda have come together to ask for the community’s help. Most of the shops are finding when donations are dropped off outside the drop off days and operating times, bags are ripped open, items thrown all over the place, some donations are destroyed or taken.

“Sometimes animals have gone into the bags to do their business or if it is bad weather they get wet. When that happens unfortunately, we are unable to use the items donated because they have become unsellable.

“This has been an ongoing situation as you can see by the photos provided. We felt it was important to share this as we value the donations that are dropped off and would like them to be sold to help us generate much-needed funds.

Charity Thrift Shops Bermuda July 2019

“Below is a chart on all the Charity Thrift Shops and their drop off & operating times, plus what items they take:

NameDays & Hours of OperationsDays of drop offItems
Bermuda Red CrossTuesday, 8:30am – 6pm Friday & Saturday 8:30am- 3pmMondays,8:30am – 12, Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday 8:30am – 3pm. Please take items upstairs to shop.Clothing only NO books or household items
Dress For SuccessTuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pmTuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pmClothing only NO books or household items
PALS Thrift shopSaturday, 9am – 3pm Sunday, 11am – 3pmTuesday, Thursday, 9am – 2pm Saturday, 9am – 3pm Sunday, 11am – 3pmEverything but NO books
Second Hand Rose“Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
10am – 4pm”
Only on the days that they are openHousewares, small pieces of furniture and ladies’ accessories
Second Look Thrift ShopMonday, Wednesday & Saturday 10am – 2pmAny day, any time and drop items off on the upper parking lot on the main porch by the signEverything
The BarnTuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 9am – 2pmTuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 9am – 11amMost items as long as they are clean and in working order
The Salvation Army Thrift ShopTuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pmWednesday – Fridays 10am – 3pmClothing plus household and small appliances

“Just a couple of tips when dropping off donations;

  • When packing your clothing or donated items to drop off, remember to pack them in bags that are light and easy to transport.
  • It does help to drop off clothing for the current season. Most of us do not have a lot of storage space.
  • When dropping off items that have more than one piece, please make sure that all pieces are included.
  • Don’t forget to include remotes for any electronics.
  • BYOSB – Bring your own shopping bag when you come thrift shopping!

“Ask yourself, would you purchase the item that you dropped off in the condition it is in? Again, we are all grateful for the generosity of the community, so any help that you can give to ensure your donation can be used by each one of us appreciated.”

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