If you think of a ‘charity shop’ – you will probably think of a small, possibly scruffy shop with rather tired second-hand clothes and sundry old and unwanted items. Then think again, because the Original Charity Shop in Javea is completely different. Yes, it is staffed by volunteers (80 plus at present) of all nationalities. It sells previously owned goods, but it is smart and spacious and has a considerable range of high quality new clothes and useful items at bargain prices. It has a remarkable, nearly 50 year history and has donated more than 191,000 euro over the last five years alone, to deserving causes.
We also offer a selling service, see our Terms and Conditions page for more information. The shop is open from 10am until 1pm Monday to Saturday and has approximately 12 staff each day (of all nationalities). Numerous awards have been received by the shop.
We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2011. 40 years as a Registered Charity (3586) but our fund raising activities actually started way back in 1964 on a Naya somewhere in Javea. The first shop opened its doors in the Javea port area, and then moved to Javea Park where two shops were opened and then after running out of space, in 2007 we moved to Avenida del Fontana, we very quickly outgrew that too. We are now very happily trading in Carrer Nancy in the Arenal area. 2021 will be our Golden Anniversary and we hope that we will still be here, doing what we do best and still making a difference.
Our Aims- To raise funds to aid worthy causes and charities. In 2011 we donated an amazing 66,000 euro in total. Over the ten years to 2011 we have donated 439,000 euro so imagine what we have achieved over 50 years. Quite rightly, we are very proud of ourselves. We very much appreciate that we could not do all of this without our clients and customers. Of course, none of this would happen without our voluntary staff. We are also proud of the fact that not one of us takes a wage or even claims expenses!
Our donations throughout these years have been many and varied, large and small. For more information on where our cash goes, please visit our our donations page.