Workplace bag drive

Declutter and donate!

Whether you are looking to have a clear out or simply reinvigorate your wardrobe, a Workplace Bag Drive could be the perfect opportunity for you to refresh your home whilst supporting your local children’s hospice.

We are always on the lookout for good quality items to replenish our busy charity shops which are spread all across the West Midlands. With over 45 shops open across the region we are always refreshing, replenishing and restocking a huge range of items ready to sell to our supporting community.

Get your FREE donation bags today

How do I take part?

  • Get your FREE donation bags. Complete our online form to request your bags.
  • Set a date and tell everyone. Promote your bag drive with our posters which you can display across your office or on your Intranet. You’ll receive one with your bags and you can download more download more here.
  • Get competitive. Hold a competition to see who can bring in the most bags and make sure to keep track with a leader board in the staff room or online.
  • Raise 25% more with Gift Aid. Ask colleagues to complete a Gift Aid form (supplied with your donation bags) for their donated items to make their donations worth 25% more.
  • Book a collection. When you’ve filled your donation bags we’ll come and collect them*. Simply let us know your preferred collection date when completing your bag request form. Although we can’t guarantee your preferred date, we will contact you to confirm your booking. If you want to arrange a collection at a later date, please email or call 01564 825 037.

*Please note our minimum collection amount is 20 bags, anything less than this can be dropped off at your local Acorns shop. Please allow 10 working days for your collection.

What can I donate?

We’re always looking for good quality donations of:

  • Children’s clothes from 0yrs to 15yrs
  • Children’s toys, games, books and media
  • Children’s nursery equipment
  • Ladies clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories
  • Men’s clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Household items – such as bric-a-brac, small electrical items (as long as CE marked), china and pottery, linen, curtains and blankets
  • Books and media – including CDs and DVDs

Please note we can only proactively sell items that are in good condition therefore clothing items or shoes which have stains, rips, damage or faults we are unfortunately unable to sell it.

Why Spirax-Sarco held a bag drive 

Employees at Spirax-Sarco voted for Acorns as the company’s 2019 charity partner and throughout the year staff have been fundraising to support Acorns work caring for children and families.

Their most recent drive saw teams at both sites support Acorns retail shops by backing a charity bag collection.

The initiative, led by Andrew Aiken, Product Support Triage Executive at Spirax-Sarco, called on staff to bring a bag full of good-quality items for Acorns to sell in its shops.

An incredible 70 bags full to the brim were donated by the manufacturing company’s kind-hearted employees.

“Having made a commitment to Acorns as our company’s employee chosen charity of the year, we pulled together in true Spirax fashion; working shoulder to shoulder towards a common goal.

“We even surprised ourselves with the outcome of the collection and would encourage anyone to do the same for this great cause.”

– Andrew Aiken, Product Support Triage Executive at Spirax-Sarco.

Request your FREE donation bags

Simply fill in this quick form to request your donation bags today.

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