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Restore Shops 

 
Restore is a social economy project of East Belfast Mission. Social Economy is also known as “not-for-profit” as income is used to sustain and further develop social and environmental aims within an organisation rather than being distributed to financial investors. Restore sells a range of good quality second hand clothes, furniture, books, bric-a-brac, refurbished furniture and bikes and other household items such as mirrors and pictures. 
 
Donations are always welcome and can be collected free of charge however the value of the donated item must cover the cost of our “van and man”. Our vans will normally only collect within a 10 mile radius of any shop as we need to be cost effective however we do have shops in several towns therefore covering a broader BT area. Goods purchased in restore can be delivered to your home however there is a delivery charge per mile. Restore offers house clearances if given a notice period of at least one week and only goods that we can resell will be collected by our driver.  
 
The best way to arrange a collection is to call the shop nearest to you as they need to ask some questions about your donations to us. For example, we can only sell suites if they are fire resistant however, depending on stock quantities we may accept items that are not but are fit for refurbishment. This decision is based on available storage space in our recycling centre. 
 
All our shop details are listed down the right hand side of this page. You can click on their email address or give them a call. 
 
To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to give us a notice period of around one week for collection as our vans are often booked up well in advance. 
 
Please note that our drivers are highly experienced. They know what our shops can and cannot sell. Even when we agree to collect from you, the driver can still refuse an item/itemswhen he calls at your premises if he deems it unsellable or not fit for refurbishment. 
 
 
Vintage sells a vast range of Vintage clothes and accessories for both men and women but the first floor has a fabulous array of bridal merchandise. We have wedding and bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride/groom outfits and accessories such as head pieces, veils and jewellery on display at unbelievable prices to suit all pockets.  
 
Appointments for the bridal department are preferred but not essential – Call today! Donations of all bridal wear items are required. We collect FREE of charge. Call us on 028 9023 7268. 
 
There are two rebeebies shops in Park Centre and Connswater. These shops are located opposite our restore units and sell second hand nursery items such as prams, walkers and toys aswell as bikes from the recycle project. All nursery items are prepared and cleaned in our workshop before going to the shops to be sold. Cuddly toys are even machine washed and dried. If there is something specific you want that we don’t have on the shop floor, ask the staff as it is likely we can get it for you from the main warehouse. If you wish to donate nursery items or bikes, call the restore shop in Park Centre on 028 9031 5721 or the Connswater shop on 028 9045 5025. 
 
Volunteers 
 
Volunteers are always needed in our shops. You can help with a range of tasks on the shop floor or behind the scenes, sorting stock, logging information, serving the public, answering the phone, pricing stock or operating the till. Contact your nearest shop for more information or use the contact box. We will be happy to hear from you. 
 
Clothing Banks 
 
Several Methodist Churches have very kindly placed a clothing bank at their premises to collect essential donations for our clothes shops. The donations are collected by our vans on a weekly basis, sorted and then sold in our shops. PR & Business Development Manager at EBM, Cathy Megahey said “without the support of the churches we would definitely struggle to get the required amount of donations to stock our clothes shops. The public tend to hold onto items longer, probably due to the economic climate so we really do appreciate the vital support they continue to offer”. 
 
Working in partnership with local councils 
 
Restore has close partnerships with councils in Belfast, Larne, North Down and Antrim. Working with the councils to reduce goods sent to landfill, restore has a van dedicated to collecting bulky waste from recycling centres at various locations. If the items are in good enough quality for immediate resale they are taken directly to the restore shops to be sold. Alternatively, they are taken to refurb for a “make–over” and are then sold through restore. This partnership means that as a social economy project restore can work towards achieving their environmental goals. 
 
Ikea 
 
Restore works with Ikea on a project known as the “Take Back Scheme.” The idea of this scheme is working on a “like with like” basis so if an Ikea customer purchases a wardrobe and has it delivered to their home, the Ikea van can take away their old wardrobe which is then donated to restore. This scheme has been on-going for several years now and is working very well for East Belfast Mission. 
 
Gift Aid  
 
Are you a UK taxpayer? If you are and you wish to help us raise an extra 25p in the £1 please sign up in any of our restore shops today.  
 
We can claim back 25% on all your donations – it will cost you nothing more but will mean so much to us! You will be given our More Card which is a credit card size handy for your purse or wallet and we will register all your details to the card which will also enable you, if you wish to be kept up to date with all our offers and events. 
Restore shop 
contact information 
 
Antrim: 16-18 Market Square, Antrim. BT41 4AZ 
T. 028 9446 8883 E. antrim.restore@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Ards: 142 Frances Street, Newtownards. BT23 7DY 
T. 028 9182 7255 E. newtownardsr@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Larne: 25 Point Street, Larne.  
BT40 1HU 
T. 028 2827 7641 E. larne.restore@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Connswater: Unit 6, Connswater Shopping Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast. BT5 5LP 
rebeebies: Unit 4 Connswater Shopping Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast. BT5 5LP 
T. 028 9045 5025 E. connswaterr@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Park Centre: Unit 13 -14 Park Centre Donegall Road Belfast.  
BT12 6HN 
rebeebies: Unit 16 – 17 Park Centre Donegall Road Belfast BT12 6HN 
T. 028 90315721 E. parkcentre.restore@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Royal Ave: 53 Royal Avenue Belfast BT1 1FD 
T. 028 9031 1028 E. royalave2@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Skainos: Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 1AF 
T. 028 9073 1879 E. Skainos.restore@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Clothes Shop: 335 Newtownards Road, Belfast. BT4 1AG 
T. 028 9045 8071 E. clotheshop.restore@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
Vintage: 78-80 Royal Avenue, Belfast. BT1 1DJ 
T. 028 9023 7268 E. vintager@ebm.org.uk 
 
 
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