Revival Charity Shops

Picture of Revival Charity Shop in Stevenage Nearly new, colourful toys and children's clothes

“Revival” The Living Room’s Charity Shops

For many decades, Charity Shops have been recycling unwanted goods and finding them new homes.  We are proud to continue in this tradition and have named our two charity shops ‘Revival’ because that which is no longer shiny or new can still be worthy of love, use and purpose.

Our Charity Shops are modern, friendly, bright and dedicated to selling only quality goods at excellent value.

We run the two shops from The Glebe, Chells Way, Stevenage:

Our children’s (0-16 years) shop sells children’s clothes, maternity wear, nursing equipment and toys.

Our general shop sells teenage and adult clothes, bric-a-brac, shoes, bags, jewellery and small electrical items.

Volunteer

We have multiple positions available at our ‘Revival’ charity shops. We welcome help and support in our fast-paced, well supported and high turnaround retail charity stores: Adults and Children.  You will be able to obtain:

  • an up to date reference for job seeking
  • confidence if you have been out of work for a while
  • skills if you are looking for a career change
  • lots of new friends in the team and with our customers
  • Minimum of 4 hours to maximum 30 hours per week available

Role description

“I began work as a volunteer soon after the Revival Children’s shop opened in 2011. I wanted to do some voluntary work after retiring in 2009, and attending The Living Room family and friends group to learn how to cope with my son’s addictions. I am so grateful for the help and support we received as a family, and volunteering is just a small way to support the work at The Living Room. And I love to shop!”

“Volunteering at Revival has helped me grow as a person, giving me a sense of confidence and professional pride in my day to day life. I have learned new skills and improved on existing ones in a friendly and supportive environment. The managers are fun and easy to work for and the customers are always polite and talkative. All this, and I know that I am helping people recover from illness, are the reasons I remain a volunteer.”

As a recovering addict who stopped using with the help of The Living Room, I am currently working in paid employment part-time which enables me to also volunteer for the Revival shops. This gives me a strong sense of community spirit and a means by which I can continue to support the charity which saved my life. This, in turn, prevents me from isolating myself and helps me to contribute back to society.”

If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch, using the contact details below.

Donations

We accept most donations of goods, but unfortunately cannot take video tapes, large white goods, kitchen knives or television sets. Even if we cannot sell your items in our shops, we can recycle them for money, so even if you have very worn clothes to donate we welcome them!  For larger donations please come round the back of the shops and ring the bell on the back gate.

Opening times

We are open for donations and for sale of goods 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday.

Revival General: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Revival Children: Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 4.45pm. Saturday, 9.30am to 4..30pm.

Where to find us

Revival General is located at no. 14 The Glebe, Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 0DJ. Telephone: 01438 352936.

Revival Children is located at no. 13 The Glebe, Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 0DJ. Telephone: 01438 747477.

Both shops can be emailed: revival@thelivingroom.me.uk