Charity Shop
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The Dassenberg Horse and Dog Rescue Centre has a charity shop and they are hoping to collect a few new donations to stock the shop.


Maitland, South Africa (07 July 2024) – Charity shops are our favourite kinds of shops which is why we have a list dedicated to them and regularly feature those that are needing some extra help.

Many charities fund themselves by having a charity shop on the premises which sells second-hand items and sometimes even new items. These little shops are treasure troves filled with hidden gems and secret finds at prices that would make your purse stay flush!

Charity shops are a great asset to society because they offer a resource to find affordable alternatives while giving back. They are a great option for people who have stepped away from fast fashion retailers and need a good source of clothing to shop for. Bookworms who cannot afford the newest books can purchase bags full from a charity shop.

The Dassenberg Horse and Dog Rescue Centre runs a charity shop in Maitland which is used to help fund their animal welfare work. They are need of good quality donations to keep the shop stocked.

The charity shop also serves a community that needs it, offering fairly priced, quality goods where money is often tight. It is a win-win for everyone.

The Rescue Centre works between the Melkbos and Atlantis stretch, serving animals in the poorer communities along the way. As its name suggests, it supports dogs and horses, making sure each is cared for in the best possible way.

They go beyond just animal welfare, community outreach is a cornerstone for the centre too. Programmes include therapy animals, job creation and food distribution.

“It’s one of life’s simple miracles – the power of animals to help heal the souls of people traumatised by social problems like gangsterism and violence. As therapy animals, our dogs and horses play an important role in teaching empathy to at-risk children and youth – as well as their parents, who are often broken themselves.

We have been actively working together with other organisations since 2020, creating and managing programmes for children and adolescents. Our programmes include activities with our therapists and animals, and workshops for traumatised youth who have suffered under violence and crime. One of our objectives to is run summer camps so that we can work with targeted groups of adolescents that are most in need.”

If you would like to support the organisation, you can find more via the website here. You can also see more about the charity store below:

Sources: DHDRC
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