DONATION UPDATE: We are open for donations and have a new donation container outside Stansted House, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden CB11 3WA

What you can donate

We rely on donations of pre-loved clothing from local people so we can offer our clients a range of clothing in various sizes.

Please can all donations be sorted into age ranges, to help our volunteers get the clothes to those who need them as quickly as possible. 

What we accept

  • Age 0-16 clothing which is in good condition with no damage and clean (this includes coats, sportswear, swimwear, and generic school uniform)
  • Age 0-16 shoes which are in good condition, without damage
  • Unopened packs of underwear
  • Hats, gloves, scarves, and tights suitable for children and in good condition 
  • Children’s bags eg. school backpacks
  • Certain baby items - please ​contact us​ to confirm which items we are able to take as we only have limited storage capacity.

What we will not accept

  • Any clothing or shoes which are ripped, damaged, too worn, or stained
  • Official football kits
  • Used underwear or reusable nappies
  • Adult clothing, shoes or underwear (with the exception of that which will fit older teens)
  • Fancy dress outfits
  • Toys and books
  • School uniform with logos (please give this to your PTA)
  • Any non-clothing fabric items eg. towels, sheets, curtains etc.

Please can all donations be sorted into age ranges

How to donate

There is a clothing donation container  outside Stansted House, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden CB11 3WA

Please contact us if you have any queries about donations  - 

What else you can donate

Would you like to be a volunteer?

Our volunteers collect donations, sort clothes and store them, pack items for families and deliver them to outreach centres. We generally look for volunteers to work 2-3 hours a week, and you need to be at least 16 years old. If you are enthusiastic and would like to help  please do ​get in touch.

Could you support us financially?

We try to keep our financial overheads to a minimum, however there are certain costs associated with running a charity such as rent and rates, buying storage boxes, printing, and hosting a website. We rely on financial donations and grants to cover any costs we have.