The Storehouse Tel 01706 649988
Sanctuary Trust Storehouse Project is a charity shop with a difference.
Not only does the Project generate vital funds to help us reduce homelessness in Rochdale, we also provide meaningful work experience for people looking to get back into employment.
What the Storehouse does for Rochdale
♦ Provide furniture and white goods to local people who otherwise couldn't afford
♦ Support locals on a low income develop key employability skills
♦ Provide training and development opportunities, including accredited qualifications in first aid, food hygiene, manual handling, health and safety, and much more
♦ Offer free tea / coffee to all our customers and a safe place to have a chat and make new friends
♦ Generate the vital funds to help end homelessness in the Borough of Rochdale
What you can do for the Storehouse
♦ Donate you unwanted furniture and white goods
♦ Donate your time - we are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help support our clients
♦ Donate your money - we can use your money to support clients access accredited qualifications. For example, a £40 donation pays for accredited training courses
♦ Tell your friends - we want to get as many local citizens involved as we can. Together, we can help to transform local lives.
|For information on how you can support this Project and any of our other homeless prevention initiatives, please email [email protected].|
Why not come down and have a look. There's two floors of mixed stock to look at and there's always a great bargain or two. But if you can't come in to visit us why not visit our facebook page.
If you require delivery of any items that you purchase, we can also arrange delivery for a small cost.
Should you want to donate something but not sure if we would want it just give us a quick call.
CALL: 01706 64 99 88
Interview with Susan Langley, Manager of Storehouse Charity Shop, on Monday 14th
FIRST, PLEASE CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOUR JOB IS?
My name is Susan Langley. I work in the Sanctuary Storehouse Shop as the Shop Manager. I started in 2012 as a Volunteer Manager and then became the Manager, which I enjoy very much.
CAN YOU PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT STOREHOUSE AND HOW IT BEGAN?
The Sanctuary Storehouse is a charity shop which opened in January 2009, stocked with furniture, bric-a-brac and clothing, as well as some larger items.
CAN YOU TELL US WHY YOU THINK STOREHOUSE IS IMPORTANT / NEEDED?
This project is very important as we help those that move on into their own properties from the Hostel / Night Stop, supplying items of furniture, i.e. beds, sofas, white goods, etc., that they need to help them move on.
CAN YOU TELL US SOME OF THE POSITIVES OF WORKING AT STOREHOUSE?
The positives in working at the Storehouse include being able to help people to set up their homes from moving out of the Hostel and helping other homeless people who are on the streets. They can come and have a look at what is on offer to help them make a new start. Also, people who are on the streets can get new clothes.
CAN YOU TELL US SOME OF THE NEGATIVES OF WORKING AT STOREHOUSE?
A negative is that we are unable to help everyone - there is just not enough stock to help every move on or every homeless person we come into contact with. New stock is always welcome and always needed.
WHAT IS YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF STOREHOUSE?
In the future, I would like Storehouse to move to a new property, somewhere with a car park, to help volunteer and make it easier to load and unload the van.
THANK YOU, SUE