Donating goods to Sense Scotland has triple benefits. It helps to raise much needed income to support disabled children and adults. Goods are re-used and find another home. And anything we can’t sell is recycled rather than going to landfill.
Sense Scotland charity shops always appreciate your donations of unwanted and pre-loved goods, see the list below for examples of the items we accept as donations. If you are unsure as to whether we will accept an item give one of our shops a call. We try to obtain the most value possible from every item that you donate to us. Five pairs of trousers could buy bright wind chimes helping visually impaired children to hear where they are in the garden.
What we can sell
- good quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and retro-clothing
- handbags, shoes and accessories
- costume and genuine jewellery
- antique and collectables
- linen and household items
- furniture, second hand and new
- electrical goods
- hardback and paperback books
- CDs, cassette tapes, records and singles
- videos and DVDs
- toys and games
In our larger shops we sell furniture. These include Perth, Bathgate, Ayr, Castlemilk and Dundee. Other shops may sell smaller items of furniture, if you would like more information contact your nearest shop by phone. If you have an item of furniture you wish to donate to support Sense Scotland, please contact your local shop for details or call 0300 330 9292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a FREE uplift. Unfortunately, due to the cost involved in the safe disposal of older foam filled furniture, Sense Scotland reserves the right to refuse certain types of furniture.
How to donate
Direct to a shop
Sense Scotland welcomes donations direct to our shops, see above for examples of items we accept. Our friendly staff and volunteers love to receive your donations and don’t forget to sign up for Gift Aid while you’re there! You can find your local shop here.
Door to door collection sacks
Donation collectors go door-to-door, delivering a collection sack with details of our charity. On a designated day, they return to collect any donations. This collector will then return again in approximately six weeks time.
FREE Furniture Collections 0300 330 9292 or email email@example.com
This door-to-door service is ideal for when you need to guarantee the safest possibly method of collection for a valuable, delicate or large item, including furniture. Due to the cost involved in the safe disposal of older foam filled furniture, Sense Scotland reserves the right to refuse certain types of furniture. All foam filled furniture must have a fire safety label to let us know it meets UK fire safety standards. Call 0300 330 9292 or book a collection via email.
Gift Aid – Making your donations go further
Did you know Gift Aid boosts the value of your donated items by 25%? If you are a UK taxpayer you can help us raise more from every item sold in our shops – at no cost to you with Gift Aid.
Just one bag of good quality items sold in our shops can raise at least £20 or more. With Gift Aid, we could claim an extra £5 to help fund our work.
How to sign up
- Take your donated items to your local Sense Scotland shop
- Complete a Gift Aid form in our shop, just ask our staff to fill out a Gift Aid form, it only takes a few minutes
What happens next?
We’ll then give you a Gift Aid donor card with your unique donor number. Simply bring the card with you every time you donate to our shops, and make your donations go further.
Once your items have been sold, we’ll let you know how much money you’ve helped us raise. We can then reclaim the tax from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Click here to find out more about Gift Aid.