Since 2015, GRACE has been helping refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking and abuse rebuild their lives with the basics needed for everyday living with the support of the local community and your generous donations.
SHOP WITH US
Keeping Our Prices Real!
In 2017, we opened the doors to our no-frills charity shop at the heart of our community in the Leegate centre. We understand the importance of keeping our prices affordable. We always have a good stock of quality clothing, toys and bric-a-brac. Find out more about the donations we can accept.
Our shop has a homely feel where lovely people from all walks of life and cultures share in a friendly, welcoming community space.
Open Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 15:00 | 18 Leegate, SE12 8SS
How Does It Work?
COMMUNITY SHOP SERVICES AND REFERRALS
Supplying clothing and everyday household basics, GRACE has experienced a surge in demand for the services of our Community Shop in recent times. Our Community Shop is run on a 'voucher' scheme through referrals from partner charities, midwives, social workers, teachers etc. Contact us to find out more or book an appointment, if you are supporting someone who needs access to our services.
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY PROGRAMME
Between late 2015 to 2021 GRACE sent over 3,000 boxes of clothing aid, tents, prams and toiletries to Greece and France. We also purchased items directly at source for distribution to refugee camps and asylum seekers, including food.
Due to COVID-19 and Brexit causing prohibitive tax and shipping costs, we stopped shipping aid items abroad as a core part of our work in autumn 2021. Instead, we are using the profits generated by our charity shop and periodic fundraisers to provide grants to refugee organisations on the ground. We have since provided small grants to organisations working with refugees in Greece, with Palestinian refugees, as well as with refugees in Syria and Türkiye following the devastating earthquake in February 2023.
Make A Difference
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Time to spare?
Thank-you for considering volunteering with us. Volunteers are the beating heart of GRACE. No matter what your age or ability, if you support what we do and can be a reliable volunteer, then please join us. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Want to volunteer regularly in our shop?
Are you friendly and proactive? Can you welcome and chat with customers, help them shop and deal with enquiries, offer good customer service, work on till and keep stock tidy and replenished?
We need volunteers who can give at least 2.5 hours shifts each week (Mon-Fri). Taster session available.
18 Leegate, Lee Green, London, SE12 8SS
020 8062 8741
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