Shop from Crisis

Shop from Crisis shops sell pre-loved clothes, books, homeware and furniture to raise vital funds for Crisis services. Our shops offer training and employment opportunities for homeless people who want to work in the retail industry.

Shop to end homelessness
Gaining practical experience at Shop from Crisis will help clients who are making their way into employment. Meanwhile, people in the communities local to our shops can shop with us knowing that every purchase they make will help end homelessness across Great Britain.


Hear from a Crisis retail trainee

Ade's story
Crisis has helped me a lot. It’s a wonderful facility. It gives you skills, support, help with housing, encourages you to help yourself and if you just want to meet people, that’s there as well Ade, Crisis trainee

The training programme is definitely an eye-opener. I didn’t have much knowledge about what retail entailed. So watching the staff and how they interacted with customers taught me how to do it, how to read and communicate with different people. It increased my confidence. I learnt a lot from them.

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Find your nearest Shop from Crisis


Address: 330 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HA

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm

Tel: 020 8525 9248

Email: marestreet@crisis.org.uk

Trains: Hackney Central and Hackney Downs Railway Stations

Our shop

The first Shop from Crisis opened its doors in Hackney in October 2015. Warmly welcomed by the local community, Shop from Crisis Hackney sells pre-loved clothing and media to help end homelessness. 

We love donations

Trading in the heart of Mare Street, Shop from Crisis, Hackney welcome donations of pre-loved clothing, books, media and electrical items – just drop them into the shop during opening hours.

Due to the boutique size of the shop we are not usually able to accept furniture – but our Finsbury Park shop can!

We love volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Crisis mission to end homelessness. It’s also a chance to learn something new, develop existing skills and be part of a diverse and vibrant team!

If you would like to volunteer and can spare as little as 6 hours per week, we would love to hear from you.

Volunteering positions
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Finsbury Park

Address: 19 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3FB

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am–7pm, Sunday: 12–6pm

Tel: 020 7281 2634

Email: finsburypark@crisis.org.uk

Trains: Finsbury Park

Our shop

Shop from Crisis, Finsbury Park is not only a charity shop, but a coffee bar too! In association with Cafe from Crisis, the Finsbury Park shop serves up a great cup of coffee with a conscience.

We love donations

We love donations! Clean clothes, good quality books, media, electrical items, homeware and small items of furniture are always welcome - just drop them into the shop during opening hours.

We love volunteers

Shop from Crisis, Finsbury Park is always looking for volunteers who might like to develop their retail or barista skills – or even a little of both! If you can spare as little as 4 hours per week please get in touch.

Volunteering positions
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Elephant & Castle

Address: 223-225 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RL

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11-6pm

Tel: 020 770 11980

Email: elephantandcastle@crisis.org.uk

Trains: Kennington and Elephant & Castle

Our shop

Just a stone’s throw from the vibrant East Street Market, Shop from Crisis, Elephant & Castle is the latest Crisis charity shop and the first in South London.

We love donations

We're particularly in need of good quality summer clothing, homeware and small items of furniture. Whether you're moving house, spring cleaning or downsizing please get in touch or just bring in your donations during our opening hours.

We love volunteers

We are building a team of enthusiastic retail volunteers to help out with sorting and preparing stock and delivering fantastic customer service. No experience necessary – we offer the opportunity to learn new skills in a dynamic environment. If you've got just six hours to spare each week to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you!

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Address: 34 Junction Road, London, N19 5RE

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Tel: 020 728 15171

Email: archway@crisis.org.uk

Trains: Archway and Upper Holloway

Our shop

Just minutes from the underground, our second North London shop sells good quality donated clothing, homeware and media to help end homelessness.

We love donations

We're particularly keen to receive good quality donated books and media - if you have read every paperback in your collection and would like to make a donation please get in touch or pop into the shop during opening hours.

We love volunteers

Shop from Crisis, Archway needs you! Are you interested in learning new skills or have a particular interest in books or fashion? We would love to hear from you - just six hours of your time each week will help end homelessness.

Volunteering positions
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Camberwell Green

Address: 23A Denmark Hill, Camberwell, SE5 8FF

Opening hours: Opening March 2018

Tel: 020 7703 3840

Email: magdalena.tyra@crisis.org.uk

Trains: Denmark Hill

This shop will end homelessness

A new charity shop raising vital funds for Crisis. This shop will create jobs for homeless people and fund Crisis’ work to help individuals leave homelessness behind for good.

This shop is currently being renovated and will open in the heart of Camberwell Green in March 2018. 

Volunteers needed

This shop needs volunteers to help us get up and running. Learn something new, develop existing skills and be part of a diverse and vibrant team.  

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