Posted by Jake Anders on April 13th, 2013
The conflict in Syria has resulted in a severe and worsening emergency.
More than a million refugees have now fled violence in Syria and are in desperate need of shelter, food and water. Over half of them are children. Please donate to Oxfam’s response and help Syrian families caught up in this refugee crisis.
The conflict in Syria has resulted in a dramatically deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Violence continues to escalate due to fighting between government forces and opposing groups. Explosive weapons are being used in densely populated areas, resulting in widespread death, injury, and displacement.
Many Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries in the hope of escaping violence. Over a million refugees have now been registered or are awaiting registration. Some 5,000 refugees are leaving Syria every day, 36% more than were leaving in December last year. Many flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Oxfam is there
Oxfam’s staff are on the ground in Lebanon and Jordan, helping refugees desperately in need of emergency assistance.
In Lebanon, where rental prices are soaring, we’ll be providing vulnerable families with cash to help them afford safe housing, and also buy the basic needs for their families. We’re also planning to construct latrines and ensure people have access to safe sources of drinking water.
In Jordan we’re working in Za’atari refugee camp – providing people with access to water and sanitation, and coordinating hygiene training to prevent the spread of life-threatening diseases.
Plans are under way to increase the scale of our response to reach up to 120,000 people. With thousands more people fleeing Syria daily, we urgently need more funds to expand our work.
What can I do?
- Give – Donate to the Syria crisis appeal by clicking here, or you can bring a donation into Salisbury Oxfam shops.
- Explore – Read more about the crisis and Oxfam’s response by clicking here.
Posted by Jake Anders on April 8th, 2013
Join Oxfam’s unique Tag Your Bag scheme and you’ll receive 100 Nectar points. Then when your donated items sell they’ll be worth 25% more to Oxfam thanks to Gift Aid and you’ll earn 2 Nectar points for each £1 you raise.
If you’ve already signed up to Tag Your Bag in one of our shops already, don’t worry, you can link your Nectar card to collect points! Click here and fill in your details and it’ll all be set up!
If you’ve not signed up for Tag Your Bag yet, that’s no problem either. Follow this simple guide, or pop into a Salisbury Oxfam shop and we’ll help you get going:
- Sign up to Tag Your Bag. To collect Nectar points, enter your card details and you’ll collect 100 points.
- You’ll receive personalised tags in the post. Donate your items to an Oxfam shop making sure your tag is securely on your bag of goods.
- We track your items and when they sell you’ll get 2 Nectar points for every £1 they raise. If they don’t sell they’ll be recycled or reused – so they’ll still help Oxfam fight poverty.
- You can donate your points back to Oxfam. Visit nectar.com to spend your points on a range of Oxfam Unwrapped items from safe drinking water to training a teacher.
- The money your unwanted goods raise, along with the money we collect from Gift Aid will build water pumps, dig vegetable plots, send children to school and give families a better future.
Find out more about Tag Your Bag and Oxfam’s partnership with Nectar here.
What can I do?
Posted by Jake Anders on December 16th, 2012
Christmas is fast approaching, and our opening times will be changing a bit over the festive period.
In the run up, we’ll be opening a bit extra to give you more time to peruse our excellent range of gifts, foods and more!
Then we’ll be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Please check below for full details.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the whole team at Salisbury Oxfam!
19th – 9am-5pm
20th – 9am-6pm
21st – 9am-6pm
22nd – 9am-6pm
23rd – 11am-2pm
24th – 9am-5pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Boxing Day – CLOSED
27th – 9am-5pm
28th – 9am-5pm
29th – 9am-5pm
30th – 9am-5pm
New Year’s Eve – 9am-5pm
New Year’s Day – CLOSED
2nd – 9am-5pm
3rd – Back to usual
Posted by Jake Anders on November 15th, 2012
This year, on behalf of the local Salisbury community, we would like to raise the funds to feed a community after a crisis. The Oxfam Unwrapped gift scheme ensures that raised funds get to the people that need it the most, activities are tailored so that they are appropriate to each community and have the best possible effect. By feeding a community, as a gift from Salisbury, we can do so much more than just handing out food. By giving people food vouchers which can exchanged with local traders, not only are people given the opportunity of choice and a varied diet, but it helps kick-start the local community and support local producers.
In order to feed a community this Christmas, we need to raise £490. Please help us by coming along to the shop and donating to our Feed A Community Fund.
Whether you’re looking for tradition or a more modern twist to spread the Christmas cheer this year, Salisbury Oxfam has the perfect range of traditional and funky Christmas cards and gifts, to suit any taste and a wide age range. The new ranges for this year include vintage card designs as well as a modern selection and pretty embroidered cards.
During the festive season we will continue to accept donations of clothes, shoes, accessories, books and household items. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers who have supported us this past year, and our team of hard working volunteers.
Oxfam has 70 years experience working in 92 countries worldwide, delivering lifesaving and life-changing work in everything from humanitarian emergencies to long-term work battling the effects of climate change. Oxfam’s shop network is a vital part of this, generating around £23 million profit every year to fight poverty.
Follow our progress towards our £490 target to Feed a Community Fund! We’ll post progress on our Facebook page and Twitter feed (@salisburyoxfam)
Posted by Jake Anders on June 8th, 2012
We’re always on the look out for new volunteers, but we’ve particularly to meet some new people who’d like to come and join us at the moment!
With the opening of the new Music room above our bookshop we need lots of extra people to come and help customers find what they’re looking for and pay for their purchases. Plus, our online business is always expanding – if you have basic computer skills and a good eye for taking photos we’d be particular interested in hearing from you. Even if you’re a little unsure, we provide plenty of training and support for both of these roles, and the many other opportunities within Salisbury Oxfam!
If you’re interested why not email us, or give us a ring! If you’d be interested in working in the general shop or online department contact [email protected] or call 01722 337187. If books and music are more your thing and you’d be interested in working in this side of the shop then contact [email protected] or call 01722 340746. Alternatively, just pop in to the relevant shop for a quick chat!
In all cases, morning, afternoon or all day shifts are available and we provide experience that can provide a great boost to CVs. We look forward to hearing from you.