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Charity shops

What is a charity shop?

Charity shops are largely a British institution. They are retail outlets selling mainly second-hand donated goods to raise funds for their parent charities. Every year charity shops raise around £300m for a range of causes in the UK. They also function as a way of raising awareness of the parent charity.

When was the first charity shop opened?

In the 19th century the Salvation Army ran second hand clothing shops to provide the urban poor with cheap clothing. At the outbreak of World War Two, other charities such as the British Red Cross also started to operate shops as a way to raise money for the war effort and relieve hardship.

Modern charity shops as we understand them retail units selling overwhelmingly donated goods to raise as much cash as possible for the parent charity did not appear until after WWII. The first of these was opened by Oxfam in 1947 and is still in operation today. Oxfam had been swamped by donations from the public (mostly blankets and clothing) following its appeal for aid to alleviate the post-war situation in Greece. The success of this appeal yielded so many donations that it was decided to set up a shop in Oxford to sell a portion of these and to use the profits to further fund aid in Greece.

How many charity shops are there in the UK and Republic of Ireland?

Our current estimate is around 10,500.

Within those 10,500 shops we estimate that there are:
8,500 in England
900 in Scotland
500 in Wales
300 in Northern Ireland
300 in the Republic of Ireland

Who works in charity shops?

Although there has been an increase in the number of paid staff in recent years, the majority of people working in charity shops are volunteers. There are more than 217,000 volunteers nationwide, and some shops are run entirely by volunteers.

Why do people shop in charity shops?

Many people shop in charity shops because they want to support the activities of the parent charity.

A growing number of people use charity shops because of the environmental and ethical benefits of the reuse of goods, rather than buying completely new goods, or dumping used goods.

Other people shop in charity shops because they like the range of goods available. Many charity shops stock clothes, furnishings, crockery, CDs and videos which are no longer available in other stores.

Many people visit charity shops to pick up retro and vintage clothing in particular.

Charity shops are also popular because the prices are often lower than other shops, even commercial second-hand shops.

Where do the goods in charity shops come from?

Over 85% of goods sold in charity shops are from donations.

Some shops sell ‘bought-in’ goods. These are new goods which are sold for profit. From our surveys, we know that the average charity shop sells 5% new goods.

Many shops sell only donated goods, but others sell both bought-in and ethically produced ‘fair trade’ goods.

However, a shop must sell wholly or mainly donated goods in order to retain its status as serving a charitable purpose .

What do charity shops sell?

Most charity shops sell ladies , men’s and children’s clothing, books, toys, ornaments, kitchenware, dvds, music, computer games, furnishings and bric-a-brac. Some charity shops also sell furniture and electrical appliances, and some are specialist shops, such as bookshops, bridal or music.

What tax concessions do charity shops get?

Charity shops benefit from tax concessions under UK tax law because all the profits from a charity shop go to fund the work of the charity, which provides public benefit. Charity shops, therefore, serve a charitable purpose .

Charity shops benefit from exemption from corporation tax on profits, a zero VAT rating on the sale of donated goods and 80% mandatory non-domestic rate relief, on property taxes. This 80% relief is funded by central Government.

A further 20% rate relief is available at the discretion of local authorities. Other types of business are eligible for different sorts of relief from full business rates liability; these include small business rate relief, and relief for small shops in rural settlements.

What happens to the money that is raised?

Money that has been raised goes to the parent charity, to further their charitable work. Charity shops raise more than £300m, funding medical research, overseas aid, environmental initiatives, supporting sick and deprived children, homeless people, mentally and physically disabled people, for animal welfare and for many other causes.

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Make a one-time donation to this charity now using a credit card. PayPal account or a CanadaHelps Gift Card.

Schedule monthly donations using a credit card or PayPal account.

It’s an easy way to make a big impact and helps the charity plan. Choose the day of the month for your first donation. We’ll charge you on the same day every month thereafter for the remainder of the period you set.

A donation of securities or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give charitably since the capital gains tax does not apply. Your security or mutual fund donation means a larger donation for the charities you support. It also means a larger charitable tax receipt for you. We’re the largest processor of online security and mutual fund donations in Canada. And, we make it easy to disburse your donation across multiple charities.

Bringing friends, family or co-workers together to support this charity multiplies your donation.

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Donating to charity shops

How can I make a donation to a charity shop?

Use our database to find your local charity shop. Some charities websites also contain listings of shop locations. Then just take your goods into the store, and ask a staff-member where they would like you to leave them. Some shops like things taken straight into the back room to be sorted, while others will be happy for you to leave things by the till.

It is best to call the shop first and check before bringing in any large item such as furniture (to make sure they have space) or electrical appliances (to make sure that the shop has a qualified technician to test the goods). If there are no charity shops near you who can accept your furniture/electrical donations, contact the Furniture Reuse Network. their member organisations may be able to help.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you may be asked if you want to Gift Aid your donation: this means that the charity can receive an extra 25p from the Government, for every £1 they raise from selling your goods.

Charity shops also collect cash donations for their parent charities.

5 things to think about when giving to charity shops

  1. Charity shops work because they can sell items with a second life. Please check your donations are both clean and functional e.g. tears or broken zips on clothes – missing chapters in books!
  2. You are helping a good cause AND the environment – re-use is even better than recycling.
  3. The best way to donate is to take items directly to your local charity shop.
  4. If you have more specialist items, for example, electrical goods or furniture, it is best to check that the charity shop can accept these items for re-sale before donating.
  5. If you are not sure whether your clothes can be re-sold – donate them anyway – whatever clothes a charity shop can’t sell they can send off for further re-use or recycling!

What do charity shops want to receive?

Most charity shops sell a wide range of goods, including accessories, bags, books, clothing, crockery, games, films, jewellery, music, ornaments, paintings, shoes, and toys. More unusual items such as sports equipment, musical instruments and home furnishings, will also be welcomed. Some charities may not be able to take large items of furniture, or electrical goods: if you are in any doubt, ask the shop staff directly.

With most potential donations, the key thing to consider is would someone else want this? . Broken items, or those missing vital pieces – like jigsaws – will not be sold. However, all clothing – be it unfashionable, holey or torn – can be used to raise vital funds for the charity. Almost all charity shops which sell clothing have an arrangement with a textile recycler, who buys any unsold items from them, including bed linen and curtains. Such goods will then be recycled, or exported and sold overseas. You can label a bag of donations for rag if you so wish.

If there is a specialist shop near you – which sells books and music, for example, or wedding dresses you may want to sort your goods and give the most appropriate ones to them.

I have an unusual item. Will a charity shop take it?

It is a good idea to phone or call into a shop, to check whether they can accept your goods. Contact details can be found through our Find A Shop database. Below is a list of suggested recipients for certain unusual goods.

Bicycles. Many shops do accept bicycles, otherwise contact Re-cycle ( www.re-cycle.org ) who send second-hand bikes to Africa.
Computers. give to Computeraid International ( www.computeraid.org ), Donate a PC (www.donateapc.org.uk ) or IT specialists in the Furniture Reuse Network ( www.frn.org.uk ).
Food (non-perishable). give to Global Hand ( www.globalhand.org ), who can also take goods as varied as relief supplies, vehicles, textbooks, construction equipment and boats.
Medical equipment. give to Mercy Ships ( www.mercyships.org.uk ).
Sewing machines. give to Tools for Self Reliance ( www.tfsr.org ).
Spectacles. many opticians run charity programmes with second-hand glasses, including Dolland Aitchison ( www.danda.co.uk ), Eyesite ( www.eyesiteonline.co.uk ), Vision Express ( www.visionexpress.com ).
Tools. Tools for bicycle repairs, blacksmiths, carpenters, engineers, mechanics, and shoe repairs are all welcomed by Tools for Self Reliance ( www.tfsr.org ).

Will a charity shop collect from my home or office?

Some charity shops are able to collect donations from you, for example if your donation is large. However, a charity shop s capacity to be able to do this varies widely and we recommend that you contact the shop first to check.

You can also utilise charity house-to-house collection sacks that may appear through your front door. If you take this route we advise that you make sure the sack you fill is going to a registered charity.

May I leave my donation outside the shop?

It is best to bring your goods to the shop within its opening hours. Charities cannot sell items which have been damaged or stolen by passers-by, and it is a sad fact that most bags will be tampered with if left outside overnight.

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Statistics About Diabetes

Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes

  • Prevalence. In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
    • Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
  • Undiagnosed. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
  • Prevalence in Seniors. The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
  • New Cases. 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
  • Prediabetes. In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
  • Deaths. Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

Diabetes in Youth

  • About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population.
  • In 2008 2009, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,436 with type 1 diabetes, 5,089 with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity

The breakdown among Asian Americans:

  • 4.4% for Chinese
  • 11.3% for Filipinos
  • 13.0 for Asian Indians
  • 8.8% for other Asian Americans.

The breakdown among Hispanic adults:

  • 8.5% for Central and South Americans
  • 9.3% for Cubans
  • 13.9% for Mexican Americans
  • 14.8% for Puerto Ricans.


Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death certificates in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. In 2010, diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 234,051 certificates.

Diabetes may be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death.

Complications/Co-Morbid Conditions

  • Hypoglycemia. In 2011, about 282,000 emergency room visits for adults aged 18 years or older had hypoglycemia as the first-listed diagnosis and diabetes as another diagnosis.
  • Hypertension: In 2009 2012, of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes, 71% had blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 millimeters of mercury or used prescription medications to lower high blood pressure.
  • Dyslipidemia. In 2009 2012, of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes, 65% had blood LDL cholesterol greater than or equal to 100 mg/dl or used cholesterol-lowering medications.
  • CVD Death Rates. In 2003 2006, after adjusting for population age differences, cardiovascular disease death rates were about 1.7 times higher among adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes than among adults without diagnosed diabetes.
  • Heart Attack Rates: In 2010, after adjusting for population age differences, hospitalization rates for heart attack were 1.8 times higher among adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes than among adults without diagnosed diabetes.
  • Stroke: In 2010, after adjusting for population age differences, hospitalization rates for stroke were 1.5 times higher among adults with diagnosed diabetes aged 20 years or older compared to those without diagnosed diabetes.
  • Blindness and Eye Problems. In 2005 2008, of adults with diabetes aged 40 years or older, 4.2 million (28.5%) people had diabetic retinopathy, damage to the small blood vessels in the retina that may result in loss of vision.
  • Kidney Disease. Diabetes was listed as the primary cause of kidney failure in 44% of all new cases in 2011.
    • In 2011, 49,677 people of all ages began treatment for kidney failure due to diabetes.
    • In 2011, a total of 228,924 people of all ages with kidney failure due to diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant.
  • Amputations. In 2010, about 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes.
    • About 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations among people aged 20 years or older occur in people with diagnosed diabetes.

Cost of Diabetes

Updated March 6, 2013

  • $245 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2012
  • $176 billion for direct medical costs
  • $69 billion in reduced productivity

After adjusting for population age and sex differences, average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.

For Additional Information

These statistics and additional information can be found in the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 . the most recent comprehensive assessment of the impact of diabetes in the United States, jointly produced by the CDC, NIH, ADA, and other organizations.

  • Last Reviewed: May 18, 2015
  • Last Edited: April 1, 2016

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The Association of Jersey Charities is the representative body of the majority of charitable organisations operating in Jersey.

Presently the Association has 311 member charities and these range from branches of national charities to small local charities, clubs, societies and support groups.

A Charities Law has been passed, November 2014, giving a definition of charity and the provision to set up a charities commission. Until a commissioner is appointed to do this, there is no central register or regulation of local charities. As yet we do not have a timetable for this.

The Association of Jersey Charities exists to provide guidance to and be a source of funding for its members. Jersey charities are welcome to apply to be members, but to establish as a local charity is not dependent upon Association membership.

The Association receives the Jersey share of the Channel Islands’ Lottery profits from the Economic Development Ministry to distribute to our members according to need. This funding is therefore dependant on the success of the Lottery.

We would urge our members to support the Channel Islands’ Lottery so that the the Economic Development Ministry and the Association can continue to support your vital work.

You will also be able to find out more about volunteering opportunities, how to donate to your favourite charity, visit our events diary page which lists charity events on the island and much much more!


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