LET'S GIVE BACK

Help Us Help Those In Need

Through the kindness and generosity of the good people of Aberdeen & beyond, we provide free food furniture, clothing and much more to the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalised people of the area.

WHO WE ARE

Where there is need, we try to meet that need. Where hope is gone, we try to restore hope. Where love is absent, we try to demonstrate love.

Established in 2002, Somebody Cares has seen steady growth until the last year when the growth has been explosive and Somebody Cares, over the past year has assisted literally thousands of families, children, pensioners and individuals.

about-img-01
About Image

WHAT WE DO

01. — We Collect

We collect pre-loved items of furniture, electrical goods, clothing and antiques, then we redistribute them from our warehouse to families in need or sell them from our shop in Hazelhead. More valuable items may be auctioned on our Ebay shop.

02. — We Support

We work with over 90 agencies including Aberdeen City Council, health and wellbeing providers and charities to provide people in crisis with the basic home comforts which the rest of us often take for granted.

On average, we totally furnish 20 homes each week.

We provide as many vulnerable members of our community as we can with beds to sleep in, clothes to wear and food to nourish.

03. — We Sell

Our shop in Hazelhead sells donated goods in order to help fund the charity.

Buying from our shop or donating goods to be sold in it all help the community.

04. — We are Enviromentally Responsible

We reuse, recycle, restore and upcycle donated goods. For items that are beyond reuse, we dispose of them very carefully in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment.

05. — We Provide Opportunities

Everyone deserves a second chance and for that reason, we engage the services of people who, for reasons of debt or bad judgement, are in Community Service positions.

We help to give them back their self-respect and forge a better path through life.

06. — We do it ALL for FREE

We believe we are the only charity in Scotland operating on the scale we do, providing practical help for thousands of families and individuals every year and giving it all away free of charge.

We vowed when we started back in 2003 that we would never charge people in need for the help we provide and that promise has never been broken.

history