We gladly accept quality donations for our on-site charity shop. Regrettably, we are unable to accept electrical goods but clothes, DVD’s, books, toys, sleeping bags and small tents would be much appreciated. All proceeds from the charity shop go directly to the running of the Community Centre. Those who come to with a need for clothing are offered clothing at no charge.
Monday – Friday
10am until 4pm.
All proceeds support the work of the Vineyard Community Centre.
In 2017 the Charity Shop raised an unbelievable £42,456.61. Thank you to all those who supported us last year.
We receive many donations in kind and as we receive we give.
Here are some examples:
For the garden: Plants and garden furniture.
For the cafe: Cakes and cupcakes from volunteer bakers, local bakeries and cafes for our homeless visitors who are offered a free meal or tea.
For the morning drop in: Sandwiches and meals from local food shops, clothes and clean underwear, sleeping bags and small tents.
For the foodbank: Non-perishable food from supermarket collections donated by businesses, churches, charity and individuals.
For the on-site charity shop: Uncollected clothing from laundry shops and donations from local residents. We gladly accept quality donations such as clothes, shoes, DVD’s, books, toys.
For the community fridge: We also run a community fridge and ‘free’ corner available to all-comers in need. This is for our fruit, veg and fresh dairy products which are donated, mainly via the Felix Project www.thefelixproject.org and City Harvest www.cityharvest.org.uk but also through surplus allotment produce during summer months and many ad hoc donations.
We are very grateful to those who have supported and are currently supporting us including:
All Churches Trust, Alma Jean Trust, AMFM Facilities Management,BAM Construction Ltd., Axel Scheffler, Caritas Trust, Charlotte Wade Charity, Cranfield Trust, Chestertons, Churches Together in Kew, Christians in Richmond, Cinnamon Trust/Tearfund, Church of the Living God, City Harvest, Civic Pride – Richmond Borough Council, Clare King Charitable Trust, Clothworkers Foundation, Congregational Federation, Felix Project, Coutts Charitable Trust, Double O charity,Garfield Weston Foundation, Gumley Convent School, Good Gym, Ham Christian Centre, Ham and Petersham Community First, Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity, Ham & Petersham Cricket Club, Heathrow Community & Environmental Awards, Hill Stop Cafe, Holy Trinity Church Richmond, Holy Trinity church Barnes, Hummingbird Bakery, John D Wood & Co., Karma video production Twickenham Film studios, Kew Village Market, London Catalyst, Liferay, Munro Trust, Mrs Smith and Mount Trust ,Not on the High Street.com, Paypal, Perseverance events, Petersham Nurseries, Petersham Open Gardens, Phil Worsley, Pret A Manger – Pret Foundation Trust, Richmond Anglican Team Ministry, Richmond Barbers, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Christian Fellowship, Richmond Green United Reformed Church, Richmond Charities Almshouses, Richmond Hill Bakery, Richmond Parish Lands Charity,Richmond Philanthropic Society, Richmond School of Art, Rowan Bentall Trust, Sabre Travel Network, Sainsbury’s plc, Sheen Mount School, Sheengate Publishing, Southern Area Christian Football League, St Catherine’s School Twickenham, St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, St Margaret’s Fair, St John Southworth Fund (Diocese of Westminster), St Peter’s Church Sheen, St Peter’s Church Petersham, St Stephen’s Twickenham, St Winefride’s Kew, Stephen Roberts Memorial Trust, Tesco plc, The Albert Hunt Trust, The Beatrice Laing Trust, The Co-operative Community Fund, The Cinnamon Network Cabinet Office Social Action Fund, The Forge Clinic, The Kew Society, The Laundry Room Sheen, The Leigh Trust, The London Community Foundation, The Probus Club, The Royal Star and Garter Home, The Trussell Trust, Rufford Foundation, The Woodroffe Benton Foundation, Underthedoormat.com, Tom Hardy & ICAP charity Day, Treasury Wine Estates, Unilever plc,Vineyard Life Church, Vineyard Primary School, Wall to Wall (New Tricks) Ltd., Waitrose Ltd., Wholefoods Market, William Grant, WTMedia, Zac Goldsmith MP., and many Individual donors.
Pictured above: A cheque being awarded to the Vineyard Community Centre by Mike from Liferay.