Read the text "Charity begins at home".
There is a proverb 'Charity begins at home'. It seems that British have put it into action. There are almost 190,000 charity organisations in the United Kingdom. This impressive number gives some idea about British will to support people in need.
Macmillan Cancer Support, British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance are some of the well-known British charity organisations. People help them by volunteering or donations. Also there are a lot of charity shops established by these charities. The first such shop in England was opened by Oxfam. Oxfam has over 800 shops all over the UK.
Goods in charity shops often cost much less than in usual stores. The products for sale are usually second-hand and donated by citizens. It can be books, clothes, items of furniture or costumes for festivals or celebrations like St. Patrick's day. Everyone can get a good bargain! Some shops sell new goods related to the objective they support. For instance, you can find different kinds of crafts in Oxfam shops.
In the US charity shops are called thrift stores and this kind of shopping — thrifting — is very popular!
Write one word into each gap:
1. Also there are a lot of charity shops by these charities.
2. Goods in charity shops often cost much than in usual stores.
3. For instance, you can find different kinds of in Oxfam shops.