We are delighted to announce the shop will open on -

Thursday, 29th April at 10:00

Please understand, due to covid regulations, we will be operating with a limited number of customers able to be allowed entry into the shop at any one time.

About Us

Reuse & Thrive is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) formed in early 2020 and based in East Calder. The original idea for setting up the charity was to create an organisation that could support the local community to use its resources effectively and reduce our collective impact on the planet. This is the core of the organisations values and based on this it aims to support the community in:

  • The prevention and relief of poverty – through the provision of local shop selling good quality second-hand goods at affordable prices, also through linking with other charities to support our more vulnerable community members access quality clothing with dignity and compassion.
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development – through the provision of volunteer opportunities and through wider community engagement on matters of managing our resources and accessing what we need to thrive and grow.
  • The advancement of education – by providing classes on upcycling, recycling, crafting and general wellbeing as well as providing work experience opportunities for disadvantaged young people and those struggling to access the workplace

From its beginnings in early 2020 the organisation now has a Board of four trustees with ten volunteers, it has premises on the main street of East Calder which is now stocked and ready to open once Covid restrictions allow, this shop initially will be open two to three mornings a week, run by volunteers. We have delivered two on-line crafting workshops with more to follow, check in here and on our Facebook page. We did a pre-Christmas book give away and a lock down jig saw give away.

We hope to be able to set an opening date soon. In the meantime, please keep checking back here for updates and if you are on Facebook, please follow us for most up to date information. If you are interested in getting involved as a trustee or a volunteer please get in touch by emailing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our contact form.