|shop = charity|
|A shop operated by a charity|
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|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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A charity shop is a shop operated by a charity, for the purposes of fundraising. Also known as a thrift shop, thrift store or op shop.
Usually selling a mixture of second hand goods, donated directly to the individual shop by the public. eg books, clothing, toys, furniture. May also sell some new products, eg confectionery, crafts. Often manned by volunteers although the shop manager may be an employee. Many people in developed countries will specifically seek out charity shops when they need to get rid of used, but still usable surplus items.
Some charities have shops dedicated to selling specific classes of goods: for instance Oxfam Books and British Heart Foundation furniture stores in the UK. These should be tagged as shop=books and shop=furniture respectively. The typical high-street charity shop in the UK sells an often eclectic mix of goods which would be otherwise difficult to classify, but they represent a distinct and large retail category.
Tags used in combination
|name=*||Name of shop.|
|opening_hours=*||When shop is open.||Mo-Sa 10:00-20:00|
|description=*||Describe what the shop sells.
You can use clothes=* for clothes.
|operator=*||the charity / organization running the shop.|
|second_hand=yes||the shop predominantly sells second hand goods|