Donate to a Shelter shop
Following government guidance as of 15 June, some of our shops have now reopened. Find out which shops are now open and how we’re keeping our staff, volunteers, donors, and customers safe.
We are always grateful for donations to our Shelter shops; everything we receive helps us to do more for families facing bad housing and homelessness.
There are however a few things that sadly we're unable to take, and we'd hate for anyone to have a wasted journey to us, so please check the list below before donating your items.
What we accept
- Good quality second-hand clothes
- CDs and DVDs
- Good quality Furniture*
- Electrical items*
*not available in all Shelter shops
What we can't accept
- Items in poor condition
- Damaged furniture
- White goods
- Upholstered items without a fire label
How to donate your goods
We welcome donations of good quality, second-hand items to all of our shops. You can drop off your items in person during opening hours, but if you have bulky items or a lot to donate, please do call ahead to make sure we will be able to accept your donation in store.
If space allows, our shops can occasionally accept donations of furniture. However, this depends on the individual store, so please phone ahead to check that we will be able to accept your donation.
You can also sign up online to add Gift Aid to your donations to your local Shelter shop.