The first Settlement shop was opened in 1975 in Sutton Coldfield. The charity shops provide a vital source of income to the Settlement and we currently have seven across the city. Proceeds from the shops are used to underpin the Settlement’s core operations, which enable support services to be delivered.
Something old, something new…
Charity shops are little treasure troves full of goods you thought you’d never find and ours are no different. As well as bagging yourself a bargain we get all sorts of interesting and quirky items in that could keep you pottering for hours!
If you’re the next Vivienne Westwood our shops are crammed full of vintage clothing just waiting to be customised into the next big thing. We also get some classic designer pieces from those such as Armani and Moschino too. On the other hand, if you’re a bit of a collector we often have sought after items from Coalport Ceramics to our more recently auctioned Dual of Eagles print by Robert Taylor.
Birmingham Settlement’s charity shops are not just a place to get second hand items but you can also buy a range of brand new ceramics, novelty items and collectables. Our current selection includes Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Kelly Hoppen. The ranges change all the time so if you’re after a particular piece ask if it might be coming into stock. Alternatively you can buy many of our items online using eBay. Check our eBay for Charity site regularly to see what’s on offer.
How to donate
Furniture and large items can be collected from your home at a time convenient to you. There are four shops that take furniture items located in Boldmere, Harborne, Newtown and Sutton Coldfield, yet we make collections across the city. Unfortunately we are unable to take items of upholstery that do not have fire retardant labels due to health and safety laws. We are also unable to take items that are in unsaleable condition such as badly stained mattresses. Please discuss with the shop manager before arranging a collection if you are unsure about the suitability of the items you wish to donate.
Electrical goods can be donated to Birmingham Settlement shops. Larger items can be collected as above and smaller goods will be taken in by your local shop manager. We carry out a full PAT test on goods prior to putting them on sale but would ask that only working items are donated.
Clothing, toys, books, DVDs and bric-a-brac of all types are accepted by Birmingham Settlement charity shops and can be taken to your nearest store.
Gift Aid enables us to claim 25% of the amount that your donated goods are sold for back from HMRC. This doesn’t cost you a penny but makes your donation go even further. If you are a UK taxpayer, let the shop manager of your local store know and they’ll take a few details. Once the items you donated have sold we’ll get in touch with you to let you know how much extra we’ve been able to generate in Gift Aid – simple!
For more details about donations, collections or volunteering please contact your local Settlement shop.
Opening times: Our shops are open Mondays-Saturdays 9am-5pm.
64 Boldmere Road, B74 5TJ
Telephone: 0121 354 1906
15 Coton Lane, B23 6TP
Telephone 0121 384 8224
178 High Street, B17 9PP
Telephone: 0121 427 1891
Newtown (currently open Mondays-Fridays 10am-2:30am)
Unit 24, Newtown Shopping Centre, B19 2SB
Telephone: 0121 359 8833
209 Stratford Road, B90 3AH
Telephone: 0121 745 6892
11 Birmingham Road, B72 1QA
Telephone: 0121 355 2189
23 The Lanes, B72 1YG
Telephone: 0121 382 9700