Granton Goes Greener

reduce | recycle | relove

A project run by Granton Parish Church and funded through the Church of Scotland Go For It programme and The Robertson Trust. Working with the local community of Granton to ‘Go Greener’. 

Only limited donations at the moment please!

Can we kindly remind everyone that we are unable to accept most donations at the moment. See the list on the home page detailing what we need just now. Because of the pandemic our store room is very full and we are waiting until our volunteers can work through existing...

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CURRENT OPENING TIMES

At the moment we are only open as follows:

Fridays – 11.30am – 1pm (with restrictions)

Donations
what we need and what we can't take

last updated: 27 August 2021

RIGHT NOW

While we are still working under some restrictions we can only accept certain items that are needed by people who have been referred to us.

Currently these are:
toddlers clothes (2-3 years)
ladies summer clothes (tops and dresses)
men's clothes and shoes (S-L/XL)

IN NORMAL TIMES

Once we are fully open again we are grateful for the following items:

- clothes
- shoes
- bags
- used bras (for Smalls For All)
- new underwear (for Smalls For All)

WE CAN'T ACCEPT

Unfortunately we are not able to accept the following items:

- toys
- household goods
- bric-a-brac
- buggies and baby/toddler equipment
- electrical items

If you have these items we would encourage you to try to have them re-used via the EH5 Community Support Facebook Group

Our Impact & Achievements

Since the project began we have saved a whopping  5.6 TONNES of clothes from landfill!! With your help we can keep this number going up…and up…..

last month – August 2021

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Testimonials - here's what people say

“It’s helpful. Enjoy meeting people who come and help people too”
“It’s great. I’m able to donate  stuff for others as well as sometimes finding things for my family”
“It’s a good idea. It’s useful to the community”
“I learned new skills and how to use the sewing machine”

Sewing Class

“Jess was very patient and taught me the basics. Everyone was warm and welcoming”
“I’d like to have these classes for longer as we need more practice from a professional like our teacher”
“These were very good classes which make me want to learn more about sewing and mending my own clothes or my children’s clothes”
“The atmosphere was great – good community spirit”

Sewing Class

“Great teacher. Great venue. Great company”
“The tutor was very patient!
“Friendly group”
“Jess is lovely – a patient tutor. “
 

Sewing Class

Become a Volunteer

Could you join the team?

Meet the team

Project leader and Community Engagement Officer

Parish Minister

They Are Helping to Make Granton Greener

Join them and see what you can do.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Ian

Volunteer

Dan

Church Volunteer

Church Volunteer

Church Volunteer

Church Volunteer

Project Administrator

Find out more and get involved

Volunteer

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Here at Granton everyone’s gifts are valued and we are looking for  Swap Shop Assistants and Delivery Drivers

Share 'n' Wear

Come along to our clothing Share ‘ n’ Wear event every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! Bring in clothes you no longer want and take home something new!

Why is the church doing this

We care passionately about God’s world and are motivated by our faith to run this project. 

 

**CHECK THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE FOR LATEST OPENING TIMES AND IF WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THE MOMENT ***

**CHECK THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE FOR LATEST OPENING TIMES AND IF WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THE MOMENT ***

POP IN TO SHARE 'N' WEAR

CLOTHES SWAP

RESCUE BREAD

ALL FREE OF CHARGE!

We'd love to hear from you

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We are well served by public transport and there is plenty of unrestricted car and cycle parking available.

We encourage visitors to use public transport and cycles to come to our church.

There are Sheffield cycle racks and when these are full there are plenty of railings for locking bikes to.

The church is served by Lothian Buses numbers 8, 14 and 19.

timetable for service 8 | timetable for service 14 | timetable for service 19

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