Donate your lovely things!
Spring is in the air. Time for a spring clear out.
It’s easy to donate your
unwanted things to us and help us raise vital funds.
You can drop them off at your local shop, fill a doorstep
donation bag or book a free collection for furniture and large
What to donate to our shops
Nine books could fund an hour of scientific research
It's really easy to make a difference and
there are lots of items that we can accept. We're always
looking for good quality donations of:
- Furniture and electrical
- Clothes for women, men and children
- Shoes and handbags
- Accessories (including ties,
belts and jewellery)
- CDs and DVDs
- Children’s toys
To help us raise as much money as we can, please make sure your
items are clean and in good saleable condition. So
check shoes are repaired, there's no missing buttons,
tears or damage.
There are some items we can't sell
for safety or legal reasons. If we can't sell your items, we'll
recycle what we can.
How to donate
There are a number of easy ways to donate to our shops, but
please check our list of items we can't
To donate to a BHF Shop you can:
- drop off your unwanted items at your
local BHF Shop
- book a free collection online for
furniture and electrical items you would like to donate, or call
0844 412 5000. We offer a house clearance service as well and
your nearest Furniture & Electrical store can provide a
- take your donations to one of the 500 BHF Book Banks or BHF
Clothing Banks. Simply put your clean, good quality items
into a plastic bag and drop them into a bank near
- fill a BHF donation bag, leave it on your doorstep on the
designated day and we’ll pick it up. We regularly post donation
bags through doors and collect it a day or so later as part of our
And please remember when you make donations, you can add extra
value to them with Gift Aid if
you are a UK taxpayer.
Our shops prevent over 25,000 tonnes of textiles and
furniture going to landfill each year.
We sell your good quality donated items, raising vital funds to
help heart patients across the UK.
Clothing and textiles that are not suitable for sale can be
recycled too. By passing materials on to organisations these
items can be reused in developing countries such as Asia, Africa
and Eastern Europe.
We're paid for the materials that we pass on,
so we still raise money from items which would otherwise be thrown