Unable to volunteer? Good news – there are other ways to help! Perhaps it’s time for a clear out? Your clothes, toys and other unwanted items can go towards a good cause.

 

Below are a list of organisations around the UK where you can drop-off your unwanted items.

1. GRACE: Grace Refugee Aid Community Enterprise 

Locations: Leegate, Greenwich

GRACE is a small charity based in Leegate, South-East London. They collect donations of clothing, furniture, food and other essential supplies from the local community to sort, pack by item & re-distribute for refugees and destitute families both locally and abroad. GRACE network with other established charities and regional groups, collaborating to support refugees in France, Serbia, Greece, Syria.

2. DropPoint

Location: UK

DropPoint is a database of information for charities and non-profit organisations that helps provide the public with information about donations drop-off points. They can help you pass on your unused clutter to charitable organisations across the UK.  The aim is also to encourage people to make ethical decisions, recycle and reuse items.

3. Care UK Charity (Refugee aid NW)

Locations: Cheshire, Choltron, Manchester, Buckley, North Wales

 Care UK Charity collects and distributes practical items and medical aid to people in need. They sort and pack unwanted or excess stock items, and load them onto 40 ft containers at the Northwich Depot, and sent to refugees in Syria, Greece, or the Greek Islands.

4. Little Village

Locations: Wandsworth, Camden, Southwark

Little Village helps local families to support one another in times of need. They collect great quality donations of clothes, toys and kit for babies and children up to the age of 5, and gift these donations to local families who are dealing with really challenging circumstances – homelessness, unemployment, low wages and domestic violence.

5. One Nation UK

Locations: High Wycombe, London & across the UK

One Nation delivers aid containers every month from our various drop off points across the UK. We collect your generous contributions and deliver to the most needy areas in Syria. Throughout the year One Nation has been promoting an Amazon wish list. A wish list which allows donors to purchase medical equipment, this is then delivered to the One Nation warehouse. Items are loaded into containers with various other equipment and supplies and sent to Syria.

6. People in Motion

Locations: Malvern, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury, Leominster, Worcester, Kidderminster, Hereford

People in Motion is a charity that sends aid and volunteers to people and places in need. Since September 2015, People in Motion have been actively involved in sending aid throughout Europe for distribution to refugees. They have provided clothes, tents, blankets and food to people across Syria and Greece.

7. Help Refugees 

Locations: UK

Help Refugees started as nothing more than a hashtag in August 2015. Today  they are pioneering a new movement in humanitarian aid: fast, flexible, and transparent. Among other projects, Help Refugees manages many drop-off points where donations are collected and then sent to those who need them most.

*There is also the opportunity to volunteer at some of these places*

Happy clear out!