We like to think of our charity shops as essential - they raise vital funds for our work helping local people to overcome homelessness after all. However, according to the new Covid-19 lockdown rules, our shops are classed as non-essential retail, which means that they will be closed for the duration of the new lockdown starting on Thursday 5th November until at least the 2nd December.
We will not be taking donations or doing collections during lockdown.
In the meantime, if you will be making the most of the lockdown with a decluttering project and want to save items for our charity shops when they reopen, or have an item of furniture you'd like collected post-lockdown, you can find out more about what we can collect and what we can't sell, and please take the time to read our Sort It Yourself advice, helping to ease the pressure on our charity shops when we eventually come out of lockdown.
If you've already requested or booked a donation collection which was due to take place after 5th November, our team will be in touch or you can contact the collections team here.
Please do not leave donations outside HARP charity shops while they are closed as they will not be taken in.
We hope to be able to get back to business as usual, welcome you back into our shops and resume collections in time for Christmas.
Thank you for your support and understanding and all the best during the new lockdown from all the HARP Team.
You can find other ways to support HARP during lockdown here.
If you're wondering what's happening in our services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during this second lockdown, don't worry, we are still able to continue providing remote support via phone and our online chat support service, as well as a socially distanced breakfast for people who are sleeping rough and needs assessments for people seeking support and accommodation. Not to mention supporting the 222 people who are living with HARP on their journey to overcoming homelessness.
If you wish to donate items for the people we support, please get in touch via our online chat support or fill out this online form.