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
used bedding or towels
underwear without its new tags
swimwear without its tags and hygiene strip
food and drink
If you're a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation go further by adding Gift Aid.
Find out more about Gift Aid.
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.