Doing Good With Your Unwanted Goods #secondhandseptember

In our last Second Hand September blog post, we mentioned that there are some charities and organisations that do more that just resell your unwanted items, they use them to do some good in the world!

So below we have listed some top organisations, which will give new life to your unwanted stuff :) (The heading for each charity is a link to take you to their website for more info!)

Sal's Shoes

Sal's Shoes are putting unwanted and outgrown shoes onto the feet of children around the world. In lots of places, children aren't allowed to go to school without shoes, however the cost of them means they don't have any. No shoes = no education. Sal's Shoes have put over a million pairs of shoes on children's feet to date! 


Smalls for All

Smalls for All collect and distribute undies and bras to help women and children in Africa and the UK. So far they have got undies to many countries in Africa, including Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zanzibar! 

Give and Make Up

Give and Makeup is a non-profit initiative whose sole purpose is to get everyday essentials into the hands of women and children who need them the most. Any unwanted toiletries and cosmetics can be sent to them to be redistributed where they are really needed. 

RAFT - Refugee Aid From Taunton (Search for them on FB!)

RAFT is operated out of the old cattle auction house in Taunton, Somerset. They ship aid packages to refugee sites all over the world. Whilst they take donations of pretty much anything they are always in need of sleeping bags, tents, blankets, coats and other cold weather clothing. They are also always happy to receive craft materials as they make CSP kits to send to refugee camps and other aid projects as well. 

A Mile In Her Shoes

A Mile In Her Shoes set up and facilitate running fitness groups for women who may be vulnerable to homelessness through a volunteer-led programme, working to identify and remove any barriers and provide all the appropriate clothing, including shoes and sports bras. Although they are not taking donations at the moment (apart from new shoes!) they run entirely on donations to provide participants the gear to be involved.

And finally...

Reuse Network

A fab way of searching for local schemes who are collecting items near you!



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