Small Changes, located on Lyndon Road (off Coventry Road), opened on 10 February and sells a range of children’s clothes, baby-wear, school uniforms, sportswear, shoes, toys, books, nursery furniture and equipment.
Karen Davenport, Retail Shop Manager, said: “Parents think it’s a great idea. They are so impressed with the quality and range of items we have for babies, toddlers and older children. Every item donated to us is checked and cleaned onsite and all the funds raised will support our work with local people and families affected by drug or alcohol addiction.”
Small Changes is the first shop to be launched by Changes Charity which supports people to lead healthy and productive lives as they maintain their recovery in the community.
Karen is currently recruiting volunteers for Small Changes and also Changes Coffee shop which will soon occupy the empty unit next door.
Karen adds: “Both shops will be connected so that mums can enjoy a coffee before they collect the kids from school, or pop in on their way home and catch up with friends while the children have fun in our play area. We want to create a family friendly environment where everyone is welcome. Somewhere people can meet, volunteer, access services and gain skills.”
Small Changes is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm, 242 Lyndon Road, Solihull, B92 7QW.
To find out more about volunteering or to donate items please contact Karen on 0121 742 9616.
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Changes Charity enables people in recovery to realise that a life free from drug and alcohol addiction is possible. From detox to supported housing, our person centred development programmes support individuals to rebuild their lives and move from dependence to independence.
Our trading arm, Changes UK CIC, creates volunteering, training, education and employment pathways for people in a number of user-led social enterprises including Building Changes, Changes Gardening, Changes Coffee and one stop shop for the recovery community at Recovery Central our new premises in Digbeth.
For more information visit www.changes-uk.com. Find Changes on Facebook and Twitter.