Can I donate to charity shops during lockdown?
Like all non-essential retail, charity shops across the country are closed at the moment until lockdown restrictions ease. However, thanks to platforms like Depop and eBay, many charity shops are continuing to trade online with some still accepting donations, albeit in alternative ways.
Are charity shops taking donation?
All ‘non-essential’ retail, which includes charity shops, are now able to open across the UK following the easing of lockdown rules, though not all charity shops are reopening straight away. Check with the shops in your area to make sure they’ll be open before you pay ’em a visit.
How do I donate to a charity shop that is closed?
How to donate to charities when all their shops are closed
- Make a donation online. The easiest way to help out from home is to donate cash online. …
- Donate to local food banks. Giving to charity doesn’t always need to involve handing over cash. …
- Volunteer your time. …
- Sell your things for charity. …
- Foster a pet. …
- Knit for good.
What items will charity shops not accept?
What will charity shops not accept?
- Identifiable school uniforms.
- Inflatable toys for water.
- Car seats.
- Cots and mattresses.
- High chairs/Booster seats/Child safety gates.
- Soft toys without the CE label.
- Used pillows and duvets (although pillow cases and mattress covers may be accepted)
Do charity shops take bras?
Bras in ‘good but worn’ condition can be donated to an organisation such as Against Breast Cancer either directly or by one of their bra banks, or to a charity shop that accepts items of underwear.
Do charity shops take cushions?
Damaged pillows and cushions are best given to a charity shop where they sort through old textiles and send them to ‘the rag man’.
Which charity will collect clothes?
TRAID offers free home collections picking up unwanted clothes direct from your door, direct to the charity. It’s the ultimate in convenience as pick ups are scheduled to suit and it’s perfect if you have lots of clothes to donate in one go.
What do you do with charity clothes during lockdown?
There are three main ways to donate unwanted clothes and shoes to TRAID.
- Donate at your nearest TRAID Clothes Recycling Bank (open during lockdown). …
- Donate at your local TRAID charity shop (hopefully from 12 April). …
- Book a free home collection from Thursday 1st April if you live in or near London.
Do charity shops take fabric?
Charity shops also take bolts of fabric, so if you are having a proper clear out in your fabric stash and you want your fabrics to go to a new home in a charitable way, you could go down this route as well.