Mind charity shops
We currently have four Charity shops located in Penrith, Appleby and Carlisle. Our shops sell goods mostly donated by the general public, and we rely heavily on your generosity to fund the work we do. Without your donations, there would be no Mind shops.
The money raised by our shops goes directly to support people in the local community experiencing mental health problems.
We are pleased to accept donations of:
- Women's clothing, accessories & shoes
- Men's clothing & shoes
- Children's clothing & shoes
- Books, DVDs, CDs
- Homeware items including linens, bric-a-brac etc
- Children's games & toys
- Good quality small electrical items in working order, including flat screen TVs, hi-fi, and small kitchen items
We would be grateful if you could take donated goods to your local shop during opening hours.
To make your donations even more valuable to Carlisle Eden Mind, please fill in a Gift Aid form (available from the shop) when you make your donation. This allows Carlisle Eden Mind to claim back an additional 25p on the pound from the goods donated by UK taxpayers.
Volunteering in our charity shops
Carlisle Eden Mind shops are supported by a dedicated band of volunteers.
Over 75 shop volunteers give up some of their spare time every week to help with all the jobs that need to be done in our shops such as sorting goods, steaming and pricing clothing and making sales.
If you are interested in volunteering in a fun and friendly atmosphere then please come along and join our team.
Tasks may include:
- Sorting stock
- Pricing stock
- Steaming garments
- Assisting with customers
- Operating the till
- Creating window displays
In return we can offer you the chance to:
- Meet new people
- Be part of a team
- Learn new skills
- Help Mind to raise vital funds.
- Build confidence
- Gain an accredited qualification
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Sarah Dent on 01768 840679 or email email@example.com
At Carlisle Eden Mind we reimburse travel costs and provide a lunch allowance. Incapacity Benefit payments and Job Seeker’s Allowance should not be affected as long as you are still available for work. Whichever benefit you receive, you should inform your benefit’s agency you are doing voluntary work.