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Charity Shops in Poland - where are they? I've got some old clothes


james_warszawa 5 | 9
4 Jan 2011 #1
I've got some old clothes that I would like to donate to some charity shop(s) in Warsaw. The trouble is, where are they? I've looked high and low for such places and found none.

All I can find is shops that accept your clothes, and then sell them off, pocketing the whole profit. Yes, these are second hand shops, not charity shops, cos no money is actually going to any charity other than the shopkeepers pocket.

I would like to find the Polish version of Oxfam or something like it. Or even where I know that the clothes are going to less privileged people than myself.

Do Poles believe in charity or giving things away for free? (Don't answer that. I already know the answer).
zetigrek
4 Jan 2011 #2
The same problem with me. I would like to give away some clothes I don't wear anymore and there is no such place. People thought that "PCK" clothing bins are something like charity but WRONG. PCK (Polish Red Cross) is just selling them the right to use stickers with PCK name to some private company which sells clothes to Ukrainian second hands or for recycling. If you wanna be sure that your clothes will be donated to poor people you have no other way than find some institution which helps poor people in direct way (homeless dosshouses, homes of lonely mothers, maybe MOPS etc.) and ask them if they need clothes.

Do Poles believe in charity or giving things away for free? (Don't answer that. I already know the answer).

Yes they do. Why not?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
4 Jan 2011 #3
homes of lonely mothers

What is this Zeti?
zetigrek
4 Jan 2011 #4
Places where women with children who has no place to live can move in. In many cases those women are victims of their husband's violence running away from it and they are in such intitions for the time being until they set up their lives from the scratch.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
4 Jan 2011 #5
There's a Sue Ryder shop in Warsaw, maybe they can tell you.

Or try Caritas (sp).
OP james_warszawa 5 | 9
4 Jan 2011 #6
Perfect. Cheers, Trevek.

I'll try the Sue Ryder shop. I didn't realise the Sue Ryder foundation stretched this far outside of England. I found some more information on "Warsaw's Only Charity Shop" if anyone else is interested:

00-585 Warszawa, ul. Bagatela 15
tel. (022) 646 58 55
Open on work days from 10:00 to 18:00

sueryder.pl/en/Sklep/index.php
sobieski 107 | 2,128
4 Jan 2011 #7
There is even a veteran truck used by the Sue Ryder Foundation in the Car Museum in Warsaw.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
5 Jan 2011 #8
I didn't realise the Sue Ryder foundation stretched this far outside of England.

It does seem a bit ironic that she's better known in UK when she was made "Baroness Ryder of Warsaw" for her aid relief in post-war Poland.

There is even a veteran truck used by the Sue Ryder Foundation in the Car Museum in Warsaw.

Really? I'll tell my friend about that. His dad was a pilot in the RAF and his mum worked in the same unit as Sue Ryder (apparently she often dropped in for tea when he was growing up).
sobieski 107 | 2,128
5 Jan 2011 #9
muzeum-motoryzacji.com.pl/podstrony/galeria.html
It is standing outside just before the entrance to the museum. Inside there is an expo with all newpaper clippings and other memmentos from the foundation's activities in Poland.
cjj - | 281
5 Jan 2011 #10
Oh well ... there's a plaque to Sue Ryder in Gdynia - I was surprised to walk past it a few years ago.
poland_
14 Jan 2011 #11
Lady Ryder of Warsaw, had a long history with Poland and was very passionate about PL.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
14 Jan 2011 #12
there's a plaque to Sue Ryder in Gdynia - I was surprised to walk past it a few years ago.

There is a street/park/small square (?) namned after her in Warsaw if i remember correctly.
JacekthePole 1 | 57
13 Dec 2020 #13
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Where can i donate stuff in Krakow



Have some things i'd like to get rid of as part of a declutter, including clothes, DVDs and some books. All in great quality and decent stuff but ideally i'd like to donate to a nice charity shop that does good things. Any recommends?


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