Having a clear out? You can send your unwanted items to our charity shops by using Shelter’s free Collect+ service.
All you need is some packaging to pack up your donations. It’s easy, free and you’ll be helping fight the housing emergency with every item you donate.
How to send your donations to Shelter
1. Find your nearest Collect+ drop-off point
There are thousands of conveniently located drop-off points across the country. Most of them are in local convenience stores, so you won’t need to go to a post office.Find your nearest Collect+ drop-off point
2. Pack up your donations
Each parcel can weigh up to 10kg and measure up to 60cm by 50cm by 50cm.
3. Generate a Freepost label
Complete this form to generate a Freepost label. You can either show the label barcode to a member of staff at the drop-off point or print the label off at home.
Please add Gift Aid at this point if you’re a UK taxpayer. There’s no cost for you and we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 raised through sales of your donated items.Get your Freepost label
4. Take your package to a drop-off point
Hand over your package and show your collection barcode. That’s it!
What you can donate
We would love to accept any of your pre-loved goods in excellent condition.
We’re especially in need of:
Clothing and footwear: premium quality branded or designer clothes and shoes
Accessories: including bags, sunglasses, belts and hats
Jewellery: either modern or vintage
Books: any genre, in good condition
Homeware: ornaments or collectibles, either modern or vintage
We can’t accept:
Your clear-out can help fight the housing emergency
Home is everything. It's our foundation and it's where we thrive. But our failed housing system is denying 17.5 million of us the right to a safe home.
With your help, we'll reform private renting, demand more social homes, and be there for anyone fighting housing injustice.