Donate items to Shelter Scotland

Help Shelter Scotland do more for families facing bad housing and homelessness.

Shelter Scotland sells your donated items in our shops or online, and everything you donate helps us do more for families facing bad housing and homelessness.

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 furniture (which can be donated at our Motherwell, Glasgow Stockwell Street, and Rutherglen furniture shops)

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

  • good quality ceramic tableware

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

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.

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.