Hospice shops

Turning second-hand goods into first class care

Hospice Shops

All proceeds from our charity shops go directly towards Mary Potter Hospice, allowing us to provide free care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families or whānau across Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti.

You’ll find a fantastic range of affordable pre-loved clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, homeware, furniture, appliances and more at your local Hospice shop. You can buy consciously with us knowing you’re saving quality goods from going to landfill and supporting your local community at the same time.

We have eight second-hand opshops located in Miramar, Cuba Street, Karori, Thorndon, Newlands, Tawa, Porirua and Paraparaumu. View our shop locations and opening hours

Donating goods

Donate goodsWe rely on the people who so generously donate quality pre-loved items that we can then sell in our stores. We are very grateful for your donations, so please think of us whenever you are considering a clear out. We love to receive large household lots and furniture in good condition, and we’ll collect them from you for free.

We accept the following:
Estate lots, clean clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture, jewellery, art and some electrical goods.

Sky decoders can be returned to either our Porirua Hospice Shop at 21 Kenepuru Drive, or to our Thorndon Hospice Shop, 95 Thorndon Quay.

All of our electrical goods are tested by a qualified electrician before going on sale. Please talk with us about the sorts of goods we know we can sell.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept:
Wire-wove beds and kapok mattresses, stained/torn mattresses and bases, second-hand paint or chemicals, rusting items, gas bottles, chipped bric-a-brac, toys and underwear.

We offer a free collection service
Arrange a free collection online now, or you can contact our Retail Support Centre on 04 237 2300 or email retail@marypotter.org.nz. We are happy to collect goods in the Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti area. If you are located in the Hutt Valley or beyond Waikanae, please contact Te Omanga Hospice or Arohanui Hospice.

Become a shop volunteer

Mary Potter Hospice Shop VolunteersWe’d love for you to join our team of over 300 Hospice shop volunteers.

As a shop volunteer, you’ll make a positive impact in your community, gain new skills, develop lasting friendships and be a part of a fun team. Hospice shop volunteer roles include Volunteer Shop Assistants, Volunteer Truck Hands, Volunteer Sorters, Volunteer Online Sales Coordinators, Volunteer HR and Administration.

All Mary Potter Hospice volunteers attend orientation sessions and specific training is given for each role. Volunteers are provided with ongoing guidance and support from their supervisor.

Whether you volunteer with us for a few hours, or a few days each week, your time and skills help us keep hospice services free. Find out more about volunteering

Shop on Trade Me

Collectible from Trade Me storeGreat finds for a good cause, right at your fingertips. Operating since 2005, the Mary Potter Hospice Trade Me store sells donated goods to raise vital funds for the Hospice. Each week our Trade Me store is updated by dedicated volunteers with pre-loved collectables, antiques, curiosities and more.
View our Trade Me listings

Contact us

Please contact our retail team if you have any questions about our shops. Call us on 04 237 2300 or email retail@marypotter.org.nz

Thank you for helping us turn second-hand goods into first class care.