PARC CHARITY SHOP
As well as our centre in Great Notley Country Park, we also have a contemporary charity shop situated in the historic market town of Braintree, just a short drive from our PARC Centre.
Our PARC Charity Outlet first opened its doors on the 23rd June 2013 in order to generate a regular income to sustain and improve our services.
We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and sheer generosity of your donations so far.
To date, the future of our PARC Charity Shop is looking bright but we need your continued support for this to happen.
Our PARC Shop is more than just your regular charity outlet.
As well as being a treasure trove of hidden gems, where you can shop until your hearts content AND help a great cause, we also aim to help young adults, (with or without disabilities) by providing employment opportunities in store, giving them the chance to achieve an NVQ in Retail.
This also helps them to:
Get experience in a real working life environment
Enhance their career opportunities with a recognised NVQ qualification.
Helps them to build valuable life skills
Enables young adults to make a positive contribution back into our community.
"Every day in the shop is a joy; watching the young adults flourish in this environment is one of the most rewarding parts of each day. Providing somewhere that they can develop their skills and improve their confidence in a place that they feel safe and supported is at the heart of what we do here at the PARC shop"
Emma Frearson - PARC Charity Outlet Manager
We want your unwanted items such as clothing, books, toys, furniture, music and film.
Anything that is in good condition that we can sell.
By donating items to our PARC Charity Shop, you're helping us sustain our services.
Donations can be received at the shop on: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
We can now collect furniture donations from your home or work place through our brand new partnership with Tendring Reuse and Employment Enterprise (T.R.E.E)
Please call 0300 9999 007 to speak to a member of the T.R.E.E. team who will be able to assist you with your items and arrange a convenient time for collection.
Find out more about 'Be Moved By PARC' HERE
We're always looking for members of the public that would like to get involved with PARC (Essex) by volunteering an hour or even a whole day of their time at the shop.
It's a fantastic way of learning new skills and meeting new people. Any help you can provide us with would be greatly appreciated. Please get in touch to find out more.
We are currently looking for young adults with additional needs who would like to gain some experience working in a retail environment. See the full flyer HERE or call the PARC Shop: 01376 321 216 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be lots happening in store this year from storytelling, to arts and crafts, to games and competitions.
Bring your little people along for some fun activities and support the PARC centre and our services in the local Essex community.
NEWS OF OUR UPCOMING PARC SHOP EVENTS WILL BE COMING SOON!
PARC (ESSEX) CHARITY SHOP
2 RAYNE ROAD
01376 321 216 | email@example.com
OPENING TIMES: MONDAY - SATURDAY 9.30am - 4.30pm
FOLLOW THE PARC SHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA
You can now follow our PARC Charity Shop on social media!
Please support and share our pages and all the good work that goes on in store. Just click the links below:
WHERE TO FIND THE PARC CHARITY SHOP
We would like to give a special thanks to the following organisations for their support. Without them our PARC Charity Shop
venture would not have been possible:
Braintree District Council’s MI Community Fund
Council for Disabled Children’s Sustainability & Innovation Fund
Essex County Council’s Big Society Fund
Henry Smith Charity
Walter Farthing (Trust) Ltd
Garfield Weston Foundation
Margaret Dobson Education Trust
Jerome Booth Charity Foundation
Baily Thomas Charitable Trust
Big Lottery - Awards for All Fund
The Chiron Fund
Lloyds TSB Community Foundation