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Instant Neighbour - Home Comforts

Instant Neighbour has been supporting people in Aberdeen City and Shire for the last 35 years.  They support people on low incomes to set up home, by providing access to low-cost reuse furniture, white goods, clothing and bric a brac.  They offer employability experiences through volunteering in their shops, warehouse, in their vans and in their office. Any profit made from the above go back into the organisation to support our Charitable work. 

To generate our income, they ask for good quality reuse items of furniture, white goods and clothing, which they sell at low cost in our shops.  They also have 2 social enterprises, Carpetinc & Joinerinc, these services are available for all to use and are competitively priced, making them accessible to people on low incomes.

Great Western Road Shop

1-3 Great Western Road


AB10 6PZ

Open Tuesday - Friday

9.30am -12.30pm

and 1pm - 5pm

St Machar Drive Shop

5 St Machar Drive


AB24 3YJ

Open Monday - Saturday

9.30am -12.30pm

and 1pm - 4pm

Online Shop:
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Instant Neighbour - Food Bank

Instant Neighbour's Food Bank has provided emergency food parcels to individuals in serious need for over twenty years. Whenever someone requests a food parcel, an informal assessment of their needs is made and a food parcel containing tinned and non-perishable food to last several meals is provided. For more information or to get involved, please visit their website:

Food Bank

5 St Machar Drive Aberdeen

AB24 3YJ

Open Monday - Friday 10am -1pm and 2pm - 4pm

How to donate to the food bank

Their foodbank is situated within our St Machar Drive premises and is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 16.00.

Non-perishable items that you can donate:

UHT or long life milk

Tinned soup

Tinned meat & fish

Tinned vegetables

Rice & pasta

Jar sauces


Tinned fruit

Biscuits & snack bars

Teabags & instant coffee


Diluting juice

Dog & Cat food

Basic Toiletries

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The Giving Tree by Instant Neighbour

Instant Neighbour's Giving Tree has been running for 30 years. They work with social work departments, community projects, and other similar organisations across Aberdeen City and Shire as well as their own clients. Both Instant Neighbour and these organisations work with parents and families living in very difficult situations; many of these families are unable to afford to buy Christmas gifts for their children. The Giving Tree ensures that these children will not go without gifts at Christmas.

Each year, they receive the names of children, put these on a tag and display them in agreed locations around the city. Members of the public can chose a tag and purchase a gift for the child.  Instant Neighbour collects these and distributes them in time for Christmas.

For more information or to get involved, please visit their website:

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