Charity Clothes Collection From Home
There’s never been a time where cleaning has been more important or more prominent in everyone’s day to day. People are making sure their hands, their clothes and their homes remain germ-free, despite the situation of COVID improving compared to where we were a few years ago. Charities benefit from the traditional ‘Spring clean’ where unwanted and unloved items can be donated easily through home collections, donation banks or by taken in store.
Charity shop donations and collections
Charities are often hit hardest as people are required to cut back their outgoings in order to provide for themselves and their families. But fortunately, there are ways people can still support without spending and keeping their home clean and tidy.
Are charity shops still offering home collections for clothes?
Yes, despite many charity shops now being open for you to drop off your items in, many are still offering a home collection for clothes and furniture. Just call your nearest store to get this arranged and they will come and collect from the kerbside.
Where can I donate clothes for free?
You can donate your clothes and other pre-loved items to us during lockdown by dropping off at your local clothing or toy bank, as long as this is part of an essential journey already being taken and all government guidelines are being followed.
You can also take advantage of postal donations, where we offer a free post label for donations to be posted to our warehouse and distributed to stores and our online shop.
If your children are spending more time out with friends now lockdown is over, you’re probably finding that many toys or games are being abandoned, giving you the opportunity to donate toys and games to charity through donation banks.
There has been a spike in people shopping online despite the high street shops reopening post-lockdown, with sales of loungewear being one of the most popular trends as working from home has become the norm. This has meant that many traditional work wear outfits are no longer required – which is where charities come in!
If you’re cleaning out your wardrobe, donations of good quality clothes are the perfect way for charities to get an extra income. From selling online to re-stocking shops, clothes are always sought after. Of course, if you have items that you wish to sell yourself, perhaps consider if there are any charities that some of the proceeds could go towards that will make a huge difference and ensure services can continue to run.
Donating Furniture and General Bric-a-Brac
With the weather improving getting out in the shed and garage may provide a change in scenery from the rest of the house. Keeping busy is important, so clearing out perfectly good or useful items that may have otherwise been intended for the tip, gives you no choice but to tidy up and put aside until lockdown is lifted. However, bric-a-brac, furniture and larger items can be collected by road teams when normality returns which:
- Saves you a trip to the dump
- Helps keep working and quality items from landfill
- Helps raise funds for worthwhile causes.
Donate to The Air Ambulance Service
So, if you’re finding cupboards are being rearranged, junk rooms are being stripped bare and sheds are being decluttered, think of how your old items may be a treasure for someone else. Because charities like The Air Ambulance Service continues to save lives and are in need of support from people nationwide.