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If you are having a clear out, making space for more in-trend summer wear, or just upgrading your growing family wardrobe, please think of donating to your local FARA Charity Shop.

A family for those without
Transforming the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people living in Romania, giving them a sense of family.See our mission, vision and values


FARA has 40 vibrant charity shops in the heart of 26 London communities.

Our shops are run by an amazing team of people who select good quality items that suit every taste and every pocket thanks to our supporters' generous donations

Who we help

FARA’s services include support activity for vulnerable children and adults with learning disabilities, youth at risk and community-based programmes tackling poverty through education for Romania’s poorest families. Hands-on practical care is provided, fulfilling lives, rebuilding futures, and spreading hope.

  • Young adults at risk
  • Vulnerable children
  • Children with learning disabilities and complex needs
  • Families in poverty
  • Adults with learning disabilities

Latest updates

Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III

His Majesty, King Charles III was coronated on 6th May 2023. The former Prince of Wales has been our Royal Patron for over 20 years now (23 to be exact) and we extend our utmost gratitude for his many years of support.

Our work with children with disabilities

The FARA Foundation runs three Therapy and Recovery day centres in Romania – in Popești Leordeni, Suceava and Fălticeni – to support children with disabilities. We talk to Monica Oprisanu, a clinical psychologist who works at one of the centres....

Group of London College of fashion students, FARA charity employees and trustees all celebrating an event at FARA charity shop in Islington

A look back at 2022

We enjoyed an action packed year with some very diverse activity – fashion shows in clothing made from deadstock, supplying essentials to Ukrainian refugees, and navigating the 2000 mile-long River Danube – and we wanted to tell you all about it…

FARA Charity Shop Gift Guide

Save cash this Christmas! Read our handy Gift Guide to shopping sustainably at FARA Charity Shops this season…

Update on FARA’s Ukraine Activity

Since March of this year, The FARA Foundation has been able to provide humanitarian support to over 1700 Ukrainian refugees.

Find out more…

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