SHELTER Scotland is expanding its chain of shops in Glasgow with a new East End location – a first for the housing and homelessness charity.
A new Duke Street shop is set to open today (9 August) and follows the opening of two new south side locations earlier this year.
The new location brings the total number of shops across Scotland to 39 – with six of those now in Glasgow.
Shelter Scotland shops are famed for their quality of goods. In the past the charity has sold a Rolex watch worth over £7,000 for a fraction of the value, as well as regular sales of top brand names including Prada, Dior and Lanvin and vintage items.
Despite this, stock remains one of the most important issues facing Shelter Scotland shops. Glasgow residents are being urged to donate unwanted items to the Duke Street and other shops across the city.
Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:
“For the first time in our history a Shelter Scotland shop will appear in Glasgow’s bustling East End, which has long been a fantastic place to live, work and shop.
“Our hope is that our Duke Street shop will be well received by our existing dedicated customers and attract new ones to help us raise vital funds at a time when funding for our national and local services is being cut.
“It costs just £10 for one of our expert advisors to help a family or individual at risk of losing their home – we can raise that money by selling an unwanted jumper or pair shoes. £45 is enough to train an advisor to protect children at risk, which could be raised from selling an unwanted winter coat that’s taking up space in someone’s wardrobe.
“We hope that the people of Glasgow will continue to support Shelter Scotland, because without their help and generosity our fight to end bad housing and homelessness would be so much harder.”
According to Shelter Scotland, which runs a local project for homeless families in Glasgow, it received over 19,000 calls to its national helpline last year from families and individuals living in bad housing or at risk of homelessness.
Shelter Scotland, 469 Duke Street, Glasgow.
Notes to Editors:
- Shelter Scotland provides expert support services, online advice and a free national helpline for everyone facing housing and homelessness difficulties. For advice and support visit http://scotland.shelter.org.uk or call 0808 800 4444.
- Spokespeople are available for interview – call the media office on 0844 515 2442. An ISDN line is available for broadcast interviews.
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Shelter Scotland believes everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all.
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