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.  The first store opened in York in 1988, with further stores opened in Selby in 2004 and Scarborough in 2015.

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


Everyone is welcome to visit and browse at leisure. See local Store pages for opening times and locations.

Each year, the three Stores together save 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.  The workshop at Selby makes a range of garden furniture reusing broken furniture and discarded wood from local hardware suppliers.  The Scarborough Store has a small workshop that reupholsters chairs, repairs and refurbishes smaller items and makes some new craft goods.

Community Furniture Stores are members of the Community RePaint scheme which donates paint to community programmes and sells to the public at very affordable prices.  We are also part of the ReUse Network, a national network of organisations committed to recycling and reusing unwanted goods to protect the environment, reduce climate change and make affordable, quality goods available to everyone.