Our charity shops


Finding a new home for your old loved items!

Unity in the Community (registered charity in Scotland SCO40466) was set up to extend the support we provide for asylum seekers in Glasgow. In July 2009 we opened the first charity shop in Govan selling clothes, toys, small household goods, books, videos and CDs.

Now there are two shops often referred to as the Red Shop and the Blue Shop, and also a Book Shop selling books, videos, CDs, DVDs, LPs, and more. Money raised by the charity is used to fund our many different projects.


Unity in the Community is a separate organisation from the Unity Centre and is mainly focused on providing welfare services, where possible, for asylum seekers and other people in need in Glasgow.If you would like to take advantage of our free clothing service click here for more information.

Image0042UNITY in the Community depends almost entirely on funds raised from the sale of clothes and small household items from our three charity shops in Govan and Ibrox. We do not receive any government funding and are dependent entirely on donations from supporters and what we raise in our shops.

Money raised in these charity shops goes towards supporting food and clothing distribution projects aimed at destitute asylum seekers as well as FREE English classes.

We will take any of the items listed below

  • Clothes, especially children’s clothes, men’s clothes, winter coats and maternity wear. Click here to find out more about free clothing.
  • Pushchairs
  • Toys – we are always running out of toys (for ALL ages!)
  • Computers
  • Bicycles – Click here to find out more about our bike workshop
  • Office equipment including office chairs and desks
  • We will also take shoes, bags, hats, books, dvds, cds, toys and small household items.

Sorry but we can’t take electrical items or large items of furniture. We will collect donations though if you can’t manage to drop them off.

You can drop off your donations at our shops. The shops are open Mondays to Saturdays from 10.30am to 6.00pm.

The Red Shop

371 paisley road shop

371 Paisley Road West, G51 1LX

The red Unity shop is located close to the Home Office on Brand Street, it is the big red shop on the other side of the road from Cessnock underground station. It is easy to get to and is close to bus stops where bus numbers 3, 9, 5 4, 56, 121 stop nearby.

The Blue Shop

Blue shop

70 Shaw Street Govan, Glasgow G51 3BL

The blue Unity shop is located in Govan. With the ‘Clothing Depot’ located upstairs, this larger property allowed us to expand and improve our clothing distribution service. We also run our free English classes in the meeting space upstairs in the shop.

If you are interested in getting involved with the charity or want to help in the shops then please get in touch with us. Alternatively please just stick your head through the door at the shop anytime between 10.30am and 6.00pm – we’d love to see you!

Click here to see a map showing the locations of all our shops.


If you want to donate clothes, books, toys, videos, CDs or DVDs and small items of household items or bric-a-brac to the shop we can collect. Please phone Unity on 0141 387 0978 or email unityinthecommunityglasgow@gmail.com for arrangements.


Unfortunately for health and safety reasons and because of a shortage of storage space we can not take electrical items or large items of furniture.

If you do have these we suggest you contact the Starter Packs people at 41 Burleigh St, Glasgow, G51 3LA (phone: 0141 440 1008) or their sister organisation Glasgow Furniture Initiative on 0141 336 6286.


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