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Out of the Box charity shop opens its doors

CMR East London – one of the oldest community service organisations in the greater Border-Kei region – is opening a new charity shop in Nahoon, and urgently needs your help to make this new venture a success.

The Out of the Box Charity Shop is located in Old Transkei Road, next to Nahoon Fisheries and across the road from Wakaberry and PnA.

“The purpose of the new shop is twofold,” says CMR East London Manager Gaye Moonieya. “It is aimed at bringing in extra income in view of recent subsidy cuts and the constant need to fund our work. But we also strive to give dignity to people by making it possible for them to buy items they need at a discount price, rather than receiving hand-outs.”

CMR East London gratefully receives many donations that they can’t immediately use or pass on to other organisations, she added.

“So this is also an outlet for that. When you simply hand out donations, you are never sure whether it is what the recipient most needs. By allowing people to choose what they want, you know that it’s what they need and what they will find the best use for.”

The shop is gratefully taking donations of:

  • clothing and shoes

  • kitchen and household items

  • jewellery

  • toys

  • books

  • bedding/curtains


  • magazines

There is limited street parking in front of the shop, but ample additional enclosed parking around the corner in Smartt Road. The shop also has a back entrance and a ramp for easy access.

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