Olive Branch

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
Due to restrictions on group gatherings, and under advice from the Government and The Church of England, Olive Branch Children’s Clothing Exchange will not be meeting for the foreseeable future. Due to health, safety and storage restrictions we are unable to accept donations of any clothing, toys, books etc. at this time. We hope and pray to be open again soon, when it is safe for our visitors and volunteers.

Back to School Extravaganza: Olive Branch hope to provide School Uniform to local children and families as they prepare to go back to school in September. We will keep you updated on how this will take place over the next few months.

For more information, or if you have any worries or questions,  please contact Abbie Edwards at community@goodshepherdchurch.org.uk

Latest video update - 21st August 2020

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The Olive Branch Children’s Clothing exchange is a free community event which is open every Thursday morning, 9:30 am to 11:30 am during term time.


We operate as a swap-shop. You can bring in items of clothing to donate and earn points, and then you can spend those points on items within our stock. You also get 40points for FREE when you sign up.
Each item is worth 1 point. Each item costs 1 point.  There is a seating area where you can enjoy our free refreshments. There is also a small children’s area with a colouring table.
 

Olive Branch Frequently Asked Questions

Are there different clothes available from each week?
The Olive Branch stock changes depending on who comes into donate. Sometimes we have lots of donations of baby clothes, sometimes school uniform. Every week is different! We do keep seasonal items in storage, so you can look forward to items such as Christmas jumpers in December or summer dresses in June.
 
Do I need to pay?
Olive Branch does not ask for any money. We use a point system, not pounds! Tea, coffee and refreshments are also free.
 
Can I bring my children to Olive Branch?
As long as they are not off of school sick, then ‘Yes’ you are welcome to bring your children to Olive Branch. They are your responsibility.
 
Do I have to donate or take items home?
You are welcome to come along and browse with no pressure to donate or take away items. Olive Branch is not just a clothing exchange, but a chance to socialise and be part of a community.
 
Can I donate electrical items?
Sadly, we cannot accept electrical items, because we cannot prove that they are safe or PAT tested.
 
Can I volunteer at Olive Branch?
We are always looking for more volunteers at Olive Branch, but would also like to get to know you first, some come along for a few weeks as a guest, and we can explain the process from there!
 
For more information
Please contact Abbie Edwards, Pioneer Community Worker:
Tel: 07845 175 158
E-mail: community@goodshepherdchurch.org.uk
 
Or contact our church office:
Tel: 01252 375 578
Email: office@goodshepherdchurch.org.uk