Alabare temporarily 'stopping shop donations'

Alabare temporarily 'stopping shop donations'

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:22pm 19th June 2020.

3 minute read

The Salisbury charity has revealed details of how they might be able to manage the reopening of their stores in the coming weeks.

Alabare say they'll be 'staggering' their return to trading at locations including Catherine Street in Salisbury, their Wilton Emporium and on Earls Court Road in Amesbury.

They've also said it's their 'intention to fully comply with the Government's recommendations on social distancing and Covid-19 compliance'.

But they admit that shops will only be able to open on a 'restricted basis'.

Alabare Wilton Emporium Outside (Alabare)
Alabare's shops including the Wilton Emporium aren't open just yet

NO STOCK DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Alabare's posted on their social media to explain that due to the closure of their stores since lockdown began, they are struggling for space to stock goods.

That means the charity's decided to stop taking in donations from the public until the end of October.

They've said: 

"We would like to thank everyone for their offers of donations over the last few months. However due to the need to store goods for an extended period of time, we have made the decision that we will not be taking any donations until the end of October.  These timescales will, of course, be subject to constant review, dependent on Government advice."

SUPPORT FOR ALABARE STILL VITAL

Despite the changes for their charity shops, Alabare say they're hopeful that we'll continue to support them through the rest of the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.

They've helped 350 homeless and vulnerable people into accommodation during the pandemic.

Chief Executive Andrew Lord says the services they offer may come under increasing demand:

"Putting a roof over someone's head is vital when they have lost their home.  Making sure they have the support they need to overcome the problems that led them to become homeless is equally vital if we are to ensure that they don't suffer from a perpetual cycle of crisis and deprivation.

"With nearly 30 years' experience in supporting homeless adults, young people, Veterans, young parents and their babies and those leaving the care system, our teams have the skills and compassion needed to help those in crisis, and give practical advice and support to overcome debt and mental health concerns."

You can find out more about Alabare and donate to them directly through their website.

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