Donate to our shops

Our charity shops rely on generous donations of high-quality saleable items from local people, retailers and businesses.

Please support the work of the Octavia Foundation in London by donating items you no longer need to the Octavia Foundation charity shops.

What we can receive

Our shops rely on the generosity of local people and businesses for their donations of good quality saleable goods. Donating items you no longer need or want to charity is a sustainable and ethical means of recycling and all of the money raised from the sale of your goods will go to support our work with local people during times or personal difficulty or crisis.

We are grateful to receive any donation, however large or small, but there are some items that we are unable to accept. The lists of items that we can and can't receive are for illustration only - if you are unsure as to whether we are able to accept your donation, please contact your local charity shop directly.

Donations that we love 

We will be delighted to receive your donations of:

  • Good quality menswear, womenswear and childrenswear
  • Jewellery (including broken jewellery and gold - we can sell these by weight to raise money)
  • Shoes, boots and all other footwear
  • Hats, bags and other accessories
  • Children's toys and games
  • Books
  • CDs, DVDs and vinyl
  • Glassware, kitchenware, tableware, china, crockery and cutlery
  • Soft furnishing and homewares
  • Small items of furniture
  • Small electrical goods (eg lights, kitchen appliances, televisions, printers, camera and computer equipment, games consoles)

What we can't receive

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept your donations of:

  • Large furniture items (none of our shops have space to display large furniture items)
  • Large electrical items (including fridge/freezers and washing machines)
  • Children's car seats
  • Children's toys without the CE mark
  • Any gas appliance
  • Sharp knives or swords

If you wish to make a large donation and are unable to donate these items to your local shop, we are able to offer a collection service