Donate – Feel great!

Have a sort through your home to see what you have to donate to your local YMCA charity shop today.

All donations are sorted before they reach the shop floor, we recycle what we cannot sell. Your support means we can help transform the lives of more young people. We love your donations.

Donate unwanted items

Please bag up donations of good quality clothing, bags, shoes, scarves, belts, ties, hats, jewellery, books, CDs, DVDs, records, toys, home furnishings, cooking and dining wares and bric-a-brac and drop them off at your nearest YMCA shop.

Book a FREE collection

We are often able to collect furniture and some larger electrical items for free. Please contact your nearest YMCA shop to find out if we are able to accept your donation.

Please note we only accept items that are in a clean, sellable condition and will only refuse a collection due to legal, safety or quality reasons. All upholstered items must have a fire label attached.

In office collection

If you would like your donations collected from your workplace, we can either place a donation point in your office for regular collection, or we will work with you to arrange a ‘donation day’, encouraging your entire office to bring in their donations on the same day for immediate collection.

If you are interested, please email YMCA England & Wales.

Other ways to donate

Free house clearance

Please call your nearest YMCA shop to find out if they offer this service. We may be able to collect suitable items that have been bagged and boxed up ready for collection on an agreed date.

Clothing banks

We have several clothing banks that you can use 24/7. Please note, we cannot claim Gift Aid on items donated in this way.

If your clothing bank is full, we kindly ask you to email retail@ymca.org.uk or call 0845 6010728.

Gone For Good #CharityVan app

YMCA has partnered with Gone For Good, an app which connects our charity shops with people wishing to donate their goods. We are part of the pilot scheme in London for their #CharityVan app, where you can book a van to collect your donation and take to your nearest YMCA Charity shop.

Download the app.

Gift Aid

If you pay income or capital gains tax, we can claim 25% on every item you donate. Please fill out a Gift Aid form in our shop the first time you donate, so that we are able to claim an extra 25p for every £1 we raise from your donations.

If you have any questions about Gift Aid, you can find out more on GOV.UK website.