Hammersmith's Newest Charity Shop Calls for Support to Help the Homeless

Crisis opens store on King Street as Shelter is forced to close

The Crisis shop on King Street
The Crisis shop on King Street

Homelessness charity Crisis is asking Hammersmith residents to support its new store at 108 King Street.

The call comes as fellow housing and homelessness charity Shelter has been forced to close its local shop, which was directly opposite at 123 King Street.

Crisis says residents can help the fight to end homelessness by dropping off any items they no longer need, such as clothes, books, and homewares. The funds raised in the shop - the charity’s first to open in West London - will help Crisis provide services to people across the country, including its three Skylight centres in Brent, East London, and Croydon.

The call comes as the latest figures show that almost 3,000 people are sleeping rough in London.

It also coincides with Shelter taking which it describes a “hard decision” not to renew the lease on its Hammersmith store after a particularly challenging period during the pandemic. Instead it says it is focusing on other shops which are busier and where it can have greater impact.

The Shelter store nearest to Hammersmith is its boutique in Turnham Green, and a hand-picked range of second-hand clothing and accessories, merchandise and gifts is available through its online shop.

The charity adds its thanks to everyone in Hammersmith who has helped its ongoing work to end the housing emergency.


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May 20, 2022