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Donate items to Shelter Scotland

Donate your items and help Shelter Scotland do more for families facing homelessness and bad housing conditions.

Shelter Scotland sells your donated items in our shops or online. Everything you donate contributes to our work.

Donate items by post

Send your donations to us by post using Shelter's free Collect+ service.

Pack up your items and drop off at any Collect+ drop-off point. It’s easy, free, and you’ll be helping fight the housing emergency with every item you donate.

Donate items at our shops

Drop off your bags of clothes and other items at any Shelter Scotland charity shop during opening hours.

If you have lots of items or bulky items to donate, please phone the shop to check we have room for your donation.

Items you can donate

  • clothes and shoes

  • jewellery and accessories

  • books and DVDs

  • CDs and vinyl records

  • toys and games

  • small homeware (ornaments, kitchenware, glassware)

  • good quality ceramic tableware

  • good quality furniture (only accepted at our Motherwell, Rutherglen and Glasgow Stockwell Street furniture shops)

  • electrical appliances, like dishwashers and washing machines (only accepted at our Rutherglen and Glasgow Stockwell Street furniture shops)

Items we can't accept

  • broken or damaged goods

  • upholstered furniture without a fire label

  • baby equipment

  • used bedding or towels

  • underwear without its new tags

  • swimwear without its tags and hygiene strip

  • used cosmetics

  • weapons

  • food and drink 

Want to check we can accept your item? Call the shop before you donate – find contact details through our shop finder.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation go further by adding Gift Aid.

Find out more about Gift Aid

Make the preloved donation pledge

Your unworn and unloved shoes and clothes could be just what someone else is looking for. Make a pledge to donate your unwanted items to a Shelter Scotland shop at least three times a year.

Make the pledge

Furniture collection

You can donate furniture at one of our dedicated furniture shops in MotherwellGlasgow Stockwell Street, and Rutherglen.

You can take furniture to the shop yourself or arrange a local furniture collection.

Furniture collection costs us money, so please drop off smaller items to the shop where possible.

We can only collect furniture from the Motherwell, Rutherglen and central Glasgow areas.

Before guaranteeing a free collection, we'll check what the item is and if we can legally sell it. Please complete our form and we'll get back to you to discuss your collection.