So, you are looking to donate your clothes to charity. You have read about all the good your clothes donations can do; you can help to reduce the waste produced by the textiles industry, you can help raise money to support charities in the UK and around the world and you can clear out your wardrobe and declutter.
Living in London, you will know that there are charity clothes collections services everywhere, but you want to make sure that you are really giving your unwanted and unused clothes to the correct people who will use them specifically for the purpose they say they are.
Check out our top 5 London charity shops that you can donate your clothes to.
1. Little Lives UK
A children’s charity that has three charity clothes shops in London, one in Raynes Park, one in Tooting and one in Fulham. Little Lives UK support children who are living with disabilities and living in challenging circumstances through the campaigns they run. They even offer a free charity clothes collection in London, making your life a lot easier! Simply, get in contact with them and arrange a free collection from your home.
All the shops are run by very friendly staff and volunteers who are welcoming and can give a good insight to what the charity does. And, all proceeds from the clothes go directly back into the charity to support the community through the campaigns they run.
2. All Dogs Matter
A charity that it does exactly what it says on the tin, looking after abandoned dogs and rehoming them. They have a charity shop in Muswell Hill in North London where they take in donations of clothes, toys and collectibles. All of the proceeds go towards supporting dogs around the UK find new forever homes. Run by a great team and with nice variety of clothes and homeware to browse through, you will be making a real difference by donating to them.
With plenty of shops in and around London, Fara, is happy to receive your clothing and household donations in any of their shops. As there are so many of them, it may be worth phoning ahead to see what shop needs a donation though.
All of the proceeds from the clothes you donate will be given to children in Romania who are orphaned or are living in the care system. Fara means ‘without’ in Romanian, this charity has been going for a number of years now and are doing some incredible work to improve the lives of children without family in Romania.
This small charity has a shop in Acton. CAPE are a mental health charity that help individuals with finding the right mental health services when they have concerns of their own. They also help with signposting individuals. They work well with partners across the city to ensure that as many people with mental health problems as possible are supported.
Drop off your clothes collection today, help keep the shop well stocked and support a small charity with a big aim.
5. The Royal Trinity Hospice
With a shop in Balham, South London, The Royal Trinity Hospice will accept donations of clothes, homeware and accessories. The proceeds from the shops are used to help with their aims of providing end of life care for those living in Wandsworth and parts of Lambeth, Merton, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Richmond.
Whilst you’re dropping off your donations, have a browse at the range of things you can buy there for a good price.
These are just our top 5 charity shops in London that collect clothes donations, there are many, many more in London but these ones all have a fantastic selection of stock, very friendly staff and all the money goes towards a great cause.