Social Enterprise

Care Society Shop


Our first charity shop opened in Aberystwyth in May 2013. The shop has grown from strength to strength and is now renowned for its amazingly creative window displays and great bargains. Come along to browse our fabulous stock and pick up some bargains and gift ideas. You might be surprised at what else you find when you pay us a visit!

Donate goods to our shop
Our shop relies solely on the donations of the general public, and we are always grateful for your donations. We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the local community since opening, and your unwanted items raised a substantial amount of money towards transforming the lives of those who are homeless or facing homelessness. So we would like to say a big THANK YOU to those of you who have supported us.
Donated items we can accept
Our charity shop accepts donations of a wide variety of goods, including:

  • Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing
  • Shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories
  • Homeware – from vases and photo frames to ornaments and tea sets
  • Sports equipment
  • Collectables
  • Furniture  i.e. tables, chairs, wardrobes, cupboards.  Sofas, divans, mattresses and upholstered bed bases have to be in a good clean condition with no rips, tears or stains, and also have a fire label sewn in (which refers to BS7177 – the British safety specification for resistance to ignition)
  • Electrical goods
  • Books
  • Toys
  • CDs, DVDs, Computer games
  • Musical instruments
  • And the unexpected!
  • High value items
    If you would like to donate a high value item to our charity shop we will ensure that we try and get the best resale value for it. We have our very own charity ebay page where we regularly sell valuable and specialist items to ensure we make as much money as possible to help our worthwhile charity.
    Volunteer at our shop
    We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team. Volunteering makes you more employable and you can meet new people and have fun! If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers please see our Volunteering page for further information.
    Shop opening times
    We’re normally open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.00pm. However as we heavily rely on volunteers to run our Charity Shop, this may slightly alter from time to time. Therefore we would advise anyone who are making a special trip to donate items to our shop to call us before leaving, just in case we have to open late or close early
    Contact details

    Telephone no. 01970 617176  E-mail:shop@caresociety.org.uk
    Address: The Care Society Charity Shop, 28 Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 1HX