Keep your wallet closed
The pain-free way to donate
IN 2012, All Aboard celebrated its 25th anniversary and raised money for more than 50 UK-based Jewish charities and local hospital trusts, through charity-shop trading. Quite an achievement, but it wants to do even more in 2013. You can help — and you won’t even have to open your wallet, just your cupboards.
Spend nothing on calls — to arrange a collection, just email email@example.com or see www.allaboardshops.com
Spend nothing on petrol — All Aboard will collect from your home, Monday to Friday. (If you can deliver the goods yourself, so much the better.)
Spend nothing on packaging — recycle your carriers and boxes.
Even better, through Gift Aid, the taxman gives All Aboard an extra 25 per cent income on the value of Gift-Aided items sold, just like a monetary donation.
All Aboard has a policy of not buying in merchandise, but relies on donations to stock its 18 shops. It is lucky enough to receive new goods from manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers (including a regular supply of vintage clothing), as well as second-hand goods from people’s own homes.
By donating your goods, including saleable clothing, linens, china, bric-a-brac and household items, you help generate income from things you no longer want.
In partnership with Forgotten Mobile, All Aboard can now take your old mobile phones (they don’t even have to work). Drop them in the special box at your local branch or give them to drivers when they collect other goods.
Tell your friends about All Aboard on your social networking sites. All Aboard has Facebook and Twitter accounts, so add All Aboard as a friend, to receive charity shop news and view recent pictures.
As an All Aboard volunteer you can assist in all aspects of the daily running of the business, such as sorting goods, window dressing and serving customers. There are also admin volunteering vacancies at head office in Edgware.
All Aboard works with the Langdon community (see page 14) by selling donated books on Amazon and eBay. By correctly assessing the market value, All Aboard raises the maximum amount. The other major purpose of this venture is to provide work placements for young Jewish people with mild to moderate learning difficulties, and help them to interact with others and gain self confidence.
All Aboard’s charitable purpose is to encourage and promote recycling and the protection and preservation of the environment for the public benefit.
All Aboard shops raise funds for more than 50 UK charities