East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH)

Children's Hospice (EACH)EACH Children’s Hospice

Children’s hospice care supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Offering a family-centred approach including specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.

You’re welcome to drop donations of standard items at any of the shops.
If you have large or bulky items, please call the shop first to check if they have space. Or you can drop items off at their distribution centre in Thetford.
To arrange collection of items or for more info, please call the Retail Distribution Centre on 01842 821620.

https://www.each.org.uk/

Find charity shops in the following locations:

TRAID

TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away. We turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of our clothes. It is a circular and sustainable approach to the problems of clothes waste tackling disposal, production and consumption by:-

  • Increasing clothes reuse across the UK reducing waste, carbon emissions and consumption
  • Funding international development projects to improve conditions and working practices in the textile industry
  • Educating people of all ages about the impacts of textiles on the environment and people’s lives, and how we can make more sustainable choices

TRAID does this by providing the UK public with a network of over 1,500 charity clothes banks, home collections and charity shops diverting around 3,000 tonnes of clothes from landfill and incineration every year. We work in 191 boroughs and districts in the UK supporting local authorities, businesses, schools and communities towards zero waste.

What can I donate?

  • Clothes (Women, men’s and children’s. All styles wanted including designer, high street and vintage)
  • Shoes (Paired)
  • Accessories (Bags, scarves, jewellery, hats etc)
  • Linen (e.g. Curtains)
  • Books & music
  • Homeware (Of all kinds)
  • No duvets or pillows
  • No damaged clothes or shoes. For example, we cannot reuse items which are very worn or have big holes or stains.

What condition should donations be in?

TRAID needs donations which are in good enough condition to resell, we don’t mind about the fit, style or era.

http://www.traid.org.uk/clothes-donations/

Phone 020 8733 2580

BookCrossing

What is BookCrossing?

It’s the World’s Library. It’s a smart social networking site. It’s a celebration of literature and a place where books get new life. BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the book is passed from reader to reader, it can be tracked and thus connecting its readers. There are currently 1,559,475 BookCrossers and 11,233,602 books travelling throughout 132 countries. Our community is changing the world and touching lives one book at a time.

Label. Share. Follow. Breath new life into books instead of letting your old favorites collect dust – pass them along to another reader. Our online archival and tracking system allows members to connect with other readers, journal and review literature and trade and follow their books as lives are changed through “reading and releasing”. Users are able to tag and track their individual books by marking them with BCIDs (BookCrossing Identity Numbers). Each BCID is unique to each book – once it’s registered on our site, the book can then be followed and journaled forever. BookCrossing is free to join and free to play. So don’t be ‘shelf’ish with your books – read and release!

BookCrossers love their books and love to read them. They tend to be the most generous, innovative, earth-friendly, good-hearted, whimsical, fun and educated people on the face of the planet.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/

Reuseful UK

Reuseful

Making reuse child’s play

Reuseful UK has been set up by members of the scrapstore community to support the reuse of unwanted resources for the benefit of children and communities. Clean reusable scrap materials (which businesses find hard to recycle so would otherwise be landfilled) are made available for children to play with through a network of independent ‘scrapstores’ across the UK.

Click here for a full list of the items you can donate.

http://www.scrapstoresuk.org/

 

Read International

Read international logo

Supplying hundreds of schools and libraries with books….

READ International began life following a students ‘gap year’ teaching in Tanzania who was shocked at the lack of educational resources available to students and teachers there.

By supplying hundreds of schools and libraries with books, they want to see improved academic performance in schools, with access to high-quality educational resources; they want child literacy rates to soar; and they want thousands of people to benefit from them.

Their success in Tanzania led to their Ugandan expansion – all Welsh and Scottish projects will deliver books to Uganda, whilst the English projects remain linked with Tanzania.

They currently have 35 book donation bins in 7 London boroughs in partnership with waste disposal company Veolia and ethical book-sellers ‘Better World Books’.

Our Book Bins are in Westminster, Lambeth, Kingston, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Southwark and Richmond.
Find your nearest book bin.

Bins can also be found at the Cambridge University

Vintage House,
37 Albert Embankment,
Vauxhall
London
SE1 7TL

info@readinternational.org.uk
http://www.readinternational.org.uk

Healthy Planet/Books for Free

Healthy Planet is a charity set up to inspire, encourage and support people around the world and allows you to make a positive & measurable difference.
Their mission is to champion new and grassroots causes that are green and healthy by nature. They do this by giving community initiatives the space and voice they need, online or offline.

Books for Freehttps://healthyplanet.org/

Stuff for Free redistributes items which still have life. This helps reduce landfill, stops fly-tipping, clears clutter, furnishes homes and makes people happy – all for free! If you have too much stuff cluttering up your home, bring it along and you can rest assured it will all be used again. Check their website for these events.

349 King Street,
Hammersmith
London
W6 9NH
+44 (0) 203 405 2485

healthy@healthyplanet.org
http://www.healthyplanet.org/

Books For Free

Healthy Planet

This initiative rescues books otherwise destined for landfill or pulping. We redistribute these books for free throughout communities via our stores nationwide. By visiting our stores and taking a book, you’re reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill each year and helping to recycle valuable resources. So far we have saved 21 tonnes of books!

Find your Nearest Store

08444 780349

headgardener@healthyplanet.org
https://beta.healthyplanet.org/