Children of the Mekong runs a charity shop in Clapham/Battersea, South West London. We provide good quality and affordable second-hand items to the local community. All proceedings from the shop go towards the charity and this is a great way to raise funds for our education programmes in Southeast Asia.
We sell a great selection of donated goods like clothes, books, DVDs, bric-a-brac and toys.
The shop is run by a team of volunteers and interns. Join us to make a difference!
DONATE TO SHOP
What to donate?
Please take a look at the dos and don'ts below.
(you can click on and print the guidelines)
Boost your donation with Gift Aid!
Did you know that by becoming a Gift Aid Donor, you can help Children of the Mekong send more children to school? The HM Revenue and customs (HMRC) allows registered charities to claim back 25% of donations received from individual tax paying donors on the price of items sold. Therefore, if you are a UK Tax payer, and would like to become a Gift Aid Donor, you simply need to complete the Gift Aid Donor form (click here), so that for every £10 we sell an item for, we can claim back £2.50 from the government, and therefore we received £12.50.
Visit the HMRC website for more information.
IMPACT OF THE SHOP
Charity Shop Opening
23rd June 2014
Children of the Mekong has opened up its first charity shop in South West London with three main aims. We are happy to provide the local community with good quality and affordable second-hand items. All the funds raised in the shop help the charity to support children’s education in Southeast Asia. Finally, the basement…Read more
Impact 2014/2015 – New classrooms for Tee Talk Khee centre in Thailand
30th June 2015
The second year of the shop has been successful thanks to the dedication of many volunteers and interns. The proceeds of the sales went to support the construction of three new classrooms for the Tee Talk Khee Centre in Thailand. This project responded to a need identified by the local…Read more
Impact 2015/2016 – Providing drinking water in Chin Hill, Myanmar
30th June 2016
The third year of the shop has been successful thanks to the dedication of many volunteers and interns. The proceeds of the sales went to support 5 communities and 5 villages in the Chin Hills of Myanmar, to provide them with drinkable water after the Cyclone Komen. Cyclone Komen struck Myanmar from…Read more
Impact 2017/2018 – A preschool for the children of Ban Navay in Laos
30th June 2017
Ban Navay is a remote and poor village in the province of Vientiane (Laos). For many years, villagers have been asking for a preschool to be built, which would enable them to entrust their your children with a suitable carer and start their education earlier. This project will help providing…Read more
30th June 2018
Children of the Mekong aims to continuously create a positive impact on the volunteers and the local community. We want to increase our charitable awareness whilst remaining transparent. The funds raised in the charity shop thanks to your donations and purchases, will continue to support projects that will enable children…Read more