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The Honesty Jar

About The Honesty Jar

'The Honesty Jar' itself is a pot to receive voluntary contributions. This is a community SwapShop where you can take things and exchange them for either other things and/or pop a contribution in ‘The Jar’. Our team of 40 volunteers process 70 tonnes of donated items every year. We also run craft and repair workshops. Profits run family friendly community events and training sessions for home carers and youth groups on topics such as autistic spectrum disorder, dementia awareness, mental health and conflict management.
Items are also gifted to those in need through local organisations supporting homelessness, rehabilitation, isolation, hardship and refugees. The Honesty Jar project started in 2019 by local non-profit group BearCat Collective, who have been running these SwapShops on a pop-up basis as part of many other community activities at various village halls, fetes and shows around North Dorset & South Somerset for the last 14 years.
​We are based at Grassroots Garden Centre on the main road in Henstridge on the Dorset / Somerset border, open 10am till 4pm every day of the week except Wednesdays.