in York, Selby & Scarborough


Finding Furniture a New Home

The Community Furniture Stores are a group of three charities which collect furniture for re-use.  Active in York since 1988, in Selby since 2004 and Scarborough serving the town  and parts of Ryedale since 2015.

The Stores seek donations of furniture, appliances and other household items which are suitable for reuse.  A wide range of items are available to be purchased from the Stores’ warehouses.  Over the years, thousands of local households have been helped to furnish their homes at low cost.

Open to the general public, you are welcome to visit and browse at leisure. See local Store pages for opening times and locations.

Each year, the three Stores together are saving over 18,000 items from being added to the landfill mountain.  Weighing about 425 metric tonnes, that’s the equivalent of 85 elephants!

Help us encourage re-use, helping lots of households, reducing landfill and protecting the environment all at the same time.

The Stores also offer volunteering opportunities and work experience placements. Electrical goods are tested, cleaned and repaired at York.  At workshops installed at Selby since November 2011, local people repair and improve wooden furniture, re-upholster chair seats and create shabby chic and other imaginative items.  The Scarborough Store reupholsters chair seats, repairs and refurbishes smaller items and makes some new craft goods.

Please note that the York store will be closed on Saturday 20th October to allow repair work on the access road.