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.
To make a donation contact your nearest shop- click here for details
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 at the bottom 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.
Bridal Restore in the Park Centre sells a vast range of Vintage clothes and accessories for both men and women and 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 90315721, and ask for Margaret .
Just Complete our form and we will come back to you.
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.
Working in partnership with local councils
Restore has close partnerships with councils in Belfast, Larne, North Down, Craigavon ,Banbridge 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.
This project involves the repair and refurbishment of bicycles. EBM were made aware that there were many good quality second hand bicycles being left at recycling sites and after successfully applying for funding through Rethink Waste, recycle was set up in 2011.
Bicycles are donated by the public and are collected from council sites or they can be donated directly to our network of shops . They undergo vital safety checks – 30+ checks are carried out on each bike – and once fixed are sent to the restore shops to be sold at very competitive prices.
So, if you have an old bike you can donate, please just leave them in with us!
If your bikes are in poor condition they are still acceptable as they can be stripped down for spare parts so clear out the garage, the shed or wherever those old bikes are hiding – recycle your bicycle!!
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. .
Restore Area Manager Michael Sloan 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”.
Re furbishment Project
Restore works on a project known as the “Re furbishment Program "” The idea of this scheme is to work on good quality items of Furniture which need " brought back to life ". This initative sucessfully engages volunteers with learning difficulties and some long term unemployed to upskill the individuals , while creating bespoke pieces for sale in our network of shops .
This scheme is particularly popular with Corporate Team building events where our Warehouse Manager Mark Cooke supervises the participants to create their very own unique item .
This scheme has been on-going for several years now and is working very well for East Belfast Mission.
Restore shop contact information
Antrim: 16-18 Market Square, Antrim. BT41 4AZ
T. 028 9446 8883 firstname.lastname@example.org
Skainos: Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 1AF
T. 028 9073 1879 E: Skainos.email@example.com
Larne: 25 Point Street, Larne. BT40 1HU
T. 028 2827 7641 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Connswater: Unit 8b Connswater link, Belfast, BT5 5DL
T: 028 9045 5025 E: email@example.com
Ards: 142 Frances Street, Newtownards. BT23 7DY
T. 028 9182 7255 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Clothes Shop: 335 Newtownards Road, Belfast. BT4 1AG T. 028 9045 8071 email@example.com
Lisburn: Linenhall Street Lisburn BT28 1FJ
T. 028 9266 2923 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 9031 5721 email@example.com