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Donating items to charity

Donating to charity shops

If your unwanted clothing, furniture, furnishings, books, CDs, DVDs, and some household or electrical goods, are still in good condition, have some useful life left in them and could have a use for someone else then why not think about donating them?

Recycling items in this way will help local people in need who may not be able afford to buy brand new items and can this really make a difference to their lives.

Charities are always on the lookout for good quality goods that can be reused for emergency re-homing of vulnerable people or sold through their shops. Some may also offer a free collection of larger items.

You could try:

Or you could try Googling for other local charities that may also be interested in take your items:

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Other things to collect - stamps, milk bottle tops

Milk Bottle tops: Collecting milk bottle tops for charity through eco-initiatives helps charities like Chestnut Tree House by raising charitable donations for local hospice care services - see:


Upcycling: you could always try and reuse discarded objects or materials in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original:

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What to do with items that charities don't want

If these charities do not want your unwanted items then please refer to:

Note: Please do not be tempted to try fly-tipping - it is illegal!

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