DONATE YOUR STUFF

OPEN FOR DONATIONS
 

To allow for social distancing and quarantining items this will be more limited than usual, but please see the details below.

 

* Donations will be taken from 10am-12noon on SATURDAYS ONLY (starting 9th May) at our Hurst Warehouse (2 Broadwater Lane, Hurst, RG10 0EA - more details in comments). 

 

* We can ONLY accept items on the August Donations list at the moment - we will need other items soon but can only accept what we have space to store.

 

* For large items (highchairs, pushchairs and beds of all sizes) please contact us before dropping off so we know how many we have coming. 

 

* All donations should be in excellent quality to pass straight on to children. Please clean, sort and label bags of clothes so we can get them out to families quicker. (link to printable labels here)

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES (when dropping off your donations)
 

1. Ring the doorbell and stand back 2metres.

 

2. A member of staff will answer the door but will wait in the office while you unload the car. 

 

3. Once you have unloaded items get back in the car and when it is safe the member of staff will bring the donation in.

 

4. Donations will be left in the quarantine for 48hrs.

 

Please do not bring donations to us if you or a member of your family is unwell or you are within the recommended period of isolation. 

 

Please DO NOT leave items outside our warehouse at any other times.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

We welcome donations of clothes, equipment, furniture and toys for children aged between 0-10 years old.

 

All items need to be clean and in good working order - we give gifts #FromOneFamilytoAnother, so if you wouldn't give it to your friends then please don't give it to us! 

 

Clothing donations: 

 

Accepted: Mon-Weds 10am-2pm (and on one weekend and one week night per month, details on our homepage)


We need your beautiful, pre-loved, clean clothing to be sorted into age order with a label attached. You can download the labels here or we’ll have some ready for you to fill in when you drop off.

Why do we need your help sorting your stuff? 

 

We process over 20 tonnes of clothes through our warehouse every year - thats around 120,000 items of clothing for our volunteers to check and sort and prepare for a new family. Unfortunately around 4 tonnes (24,000 items!) of things that are donated are not good enough quality for us to pass on. It’s really important that we gift families with good quality clothing that will last for their children. We are working really hard to help as many families as we can - your help with sorting donations will make a huge difference to us - it means our volunteers can spend their time getting things ready and out to families who need them as quickly as possible. 

 

Other Items: 

We can only accept items on our current donations list - for the most up to date list see our homepage or facebook. 

Please ring our office to arrange drop-off of larger donations items on 01189 219 338.

All donations must be dropped off at our warehouse in Hurst. Donations can be dropped off on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am - 2pm. Outside of these times please do not fly tip at our office. 

Address: 2 Broadwater Lane, Hurst, RG10 0EA.

 

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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF DONATING TO FIRST DAYS

 

*   We collect good quality baby and child clothes, toys and equipment. We reserve the right to refuse to accept any items which are broken, incomplete, stained or damaged. We will only accept goods that we would be happy to receive ourselves. 

 

*   We do not accept: car seats, mattresses or large electrical items for health and safety reasons.

 

*  We will check all electrical items before passing them on, so if you know an item does not work properly please do not donate it. 

 

*  We reserve the right to sell your donations in order to buy items required for families. Sometimes we have a superfluity of certain items and a scarcity of others; in order to meet the needs of the community we may need to buy and sell items.  Please be assured that no profit is made through the sale of your goods and all proceeds go directly to helping local families, much like when you donate and buy from charity shops. If you would like to opt out of items being used in this way please state this when you donate. 

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