On Thursday December 18 we’re going to throw a little shopping party in the shop – all welcome!
We’re going to trick out the shop in fairy lights and tinsel, throw together some mulled wine and put out mince pies, and play tons of Christmas songs, including multiple Mariah Carey tunes.
We’ll be putting together some special Christmassy treats and sur…prises, but really we just want you to come down and mingle with our lovely volunteers and customers and give you the chance to buy those last-minute stocking fillers or Christmas party outfits.
The event will start at 7pm and go on til 10pm — for transport info have a look at https://oxfamdalston.wordpress.com/finding-us/. We’re asking for a suggested donation of £3 that will get you a raffle ticket, some mulled wine and will go towards raising funds for our Oxfam Unwrapped Hackney Hamper — more info on this below.
Ideal for presents
If you haven’t been to the shop before, this is the best time to come down and check out our 99p book section, our eclectic range of crockery and vintage homewares, and our clothing line, where most garments start at £2.79, shoes at £3.99, and hats, scarves, gloves, and bags start at 99p.
We’ll be adding more details to this page as we go along, but the two star attractions right now are local band TEETH!!! (http://www.myspace.com/teethdance) DJing from their laptop in our office, and a raffle that has as its grand prize a Supermarket-Sweep style rummage in our basement!
Oxfam Unwrapped Hackney Hamper
To make this a truly local Oxfam Christmas event, we’re aiming to raise enough money to buy some crucial Hackney-themed Oxfam Unwrapped gifts — a Bicycle at £50, a Market Stall at £29, Olive Trees at £32, Home Carer support at £23, and an Allotment at £24 — for those of you who don’t know, Oxfam Unwrapped is an ideal Christmas present for those friends and family members who always say they don’t want anything – you can donate money towards Oxfam projects to show you listen to them.
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