Charity Shops

Highway Hospice currently has 3 shops.  Our main shop and warehouse in Pinetown allows easy access for dropping and shopping.  The Hillcrest shop opened many years ago and has subsequently moved to a bigger shop near Richden’s Spar.   A group of dedicated volunteers opened a little Home Industries Shop close to the Highway Hospice in Sherwood and later moved the operation onto the premises of the Hospice.
From these small beginnings the Charity Shops have grown into a thriving business, thanks to the donations from the community and business sector. All profits made by the shops go to Highway Hospice, assisting us to provide quality care to the terminally ill.
The receiving depot which operates from the premises of the Pinetown shop enables us to sort the donations before being sent to the various shops to sell.  Each shop has a dedicated manager and a team of volunteers who help in serving behind the counter and keep rails and shelves tidy. The receiving depot is run by a depot manager and volunteers who sort bags of clothing, bric-a-brac, books etc.
We are always grateful for good quality donations of clothing, kitchenware, linen, bric-a-brac, crockery, books, records and furniture – should you be able to assist in any way, please:
Telephone our Receiving Depot on 031-7092647 to arrange collection of the goods from your home
Or
Email your address and telephone number to the Depot Manager at robbie@charityshops.co.za  and we will arrange collection.
Or
Drop off your donation at the Depot in Pinetown
Our shop locations are as follows:
Hillcrest Shop:
Address: Unit 1B 63 Old Main Road, cnr St Margaret’s Road, Hillcrest
Tel: 031-7657083
Contact person:  Jill Dippnall/Phindile Mkhize
(Hours: Mon-Fri 09h00 – 16h30; Sat 09h00 – 12h00. Closed Sundays & Public Holidays)
Pinetown Shop:
Address: 5 Butts Road, Pinetown, 3610  (off Underwood Road, next to Hatton’s Kwikspar)
Tel: 031-7014726
Contact person:  Dianne Leslie
(Hours: Mon-Fri 09h00 – 15h45; Sat 08h30 – 12h00. Closed Sundays & Public Holidays)
Depot:
Address: 5 Butts Road, Pinetown, 3610  (off Underwood Road, next to Hatton’s Kwikspar)
Tel: 031-7092647
Contact person:  Robbie Slabbert
(Hours: As for Pinetown Shop above)
Sherwood Shop:
Address:  Highway Hospice, 59 Locksley Drive, Sherwood
Tel:  031-2086110 ext 216
Contact person:  Pam Hartzenberg
(Hours: Mon-Fri 08h00 – 17h00; Sat 08h00 – 13h00. Closed Sundays & Public Holidays)
Interested in becoming a Shop Volunteer?
Did you know:
  • Over 90 people volunteer in our shops every week
  • More volunteers, including younger people are always needed.
  • Your new ideas, energy and enthusiasm can raise money for a good cause – making a real difference.
  • What does volunteering in the shops involve and what will I get out of it?
  • Meeting lots of different people.
  • Making new friends
  • Having fun!
  • Being a valued member of a team.
  • Learning new skills
  • Development of talents that employers really value – such as communication skills, numeracy, teamwork and taking responsibility
  • You can make a difference and help the Highway Hospice, whilst having fun at the same time
Who Can Volunteer? 
  • Anyone who has some spare time and would like to use it to benefit Hospice can be a volunteer in our charity shops; volunteering really is open to everybody!
  • People from all backgrounds and walks of life can volunteer
What would I be expected to do? 
  • There’s a lot to do in our shops with something to suit most tastes.
  • If you have a passion for fashion then sorting clothes might be for you.
  • If retailing is your thing, then helping the customers, pricing stock, or working on the till could be right for you.Perhaps you have an eye for design – then arranging shop and window displays would be a great way to show off your skills.
Would I need any special skills? 
  • You do not need any special skills, as you will receive on-the-job training and support.
  • However, please tell the shop manager of any experience you do have as it can often be put to good use.
  • Any help with special interest items, such as antiques, books or music is always much appreciated.   A good eye can lead to a rare find!
How much time do I need to volunteer?
  • Volunteering need not interfere with your other commitments.
  • Our shops only ask for a regular commitment of one half-day session per week.
  • All of our shops are open on Saturdays.
What do our charity shops sell?
  • Our Charity shops mainly sell second-hand items donated by the public.
  • These shops are full of bargains and collectables. Whether it is retro fashion, CDs, books, furniture or bric-a-brac, you will have fun and save loads of money shopping in them. Our Charity shops are a great place to find an unusual outfit.
  • Volunteers can’t take themselves too seriously when faced with the I’m going to a fancy dress party, please help me look like Harry Potter/a gangster/ a fairy godmother’ scenario!
 Why not give it a go?
  • You can try out volunteering in one of our shops to see if you like it before making a commitment.
  • The easiest way to volunteer is to go directly into one of our Hospice Charity Shops and ask about volunteering, or;
  • Contact Sheryll de Jager on 031-7092647 who will gladly be of assistance.