Shopping with a good cause as #OneGoodThing returns to the West End
Returning to the West End this spring is an opportunity to shop with a conscience. Opening in Seven Dials on 1 March, #OneGoodThing pop-up shop will raise money for London’s homeless.
Run by homeless charity The Connection at St Martin, the boutique will sell quality fashion, accessories and homewares donated by local shops and the public. Last year’s pop-up raised thousands of pounds to help those sleeping rough on London’s streets.
Located on Earlham Street, #OneGoodThing will stock designer and vintage clothing and shoes, silk scarves, jewellery, leather handbags, pictures, ornaments, antiques and china. All profits will go towards helping London’s homeless move off the streets, while the store will provide homeless people from The Connection with volunteering placements so they can gain retail experience and the skills to help them in future employment.
Lance Kuhn, Enterprise Manager, from The Connection says: ‘We are so delighted to be opening a new shop off the back of last year’s success and aim to do even better this year. Sadly, rough sleeping in the capital is increasing so this is a chance to collectively make a difference to homeless people’s futures. Nearly everyone has #OneGoodThing which is gathering dust at the back of a wardrobe and could be recycled for this good cause. Now’s the time to dig it out and donate it!’
- #OneGoodThing, 38 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LH. Nearest station: Covent Garden or Leicester Square. The store will open from 1-31 March 2016. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am‐7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm (Closed: Easter Sunday). To donate, bring items to The Connection St Martin’s, 12 Adelaide Street, WC2N 4HW, between Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
For a guide to what’s on in London in March, click here.