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Donating good quality items to be sold in our shops is an easy way to support our vital work with local children and young people who are life limited or life threatened.

With more and more people turning to charity shops to find a bargain, with your help we need to ensure we are fully stocked with a good variety of items all year round.

How to donate

Simply drop your unwanted items into your local Acorns shop. With over 50 shops across the Heart of England you won't have to travel too far to find one.

Find your nearest shop. To find out more about Gift Aiding your donated goods click here.

You could also organise a 'Bring a Bag' collection at your workplace, school, college or social club.

Find out more about the Bring a Bag scheme

Acorns Donation Centre

You can also bring items to our Acorns Donation Centre, located at Unit 4, Mucklow Hill, West Midlands, B62 8TP. We are also looking for volunteers to help sort stock and identify and process expensive items. Find out more | Get in touch.

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

Most of our shops stock a mixture of the above.

*Unfortunately we are unable to accept large electrical items and furniture

Find your nearest Acorns Children's Hospice shop

Recycling

We can also take your old worn and torn items! Although we are always grateful for donations of good quality items to sell in our shops, we can also raise money from goods which are not in a saleable condition.  Working with 'rag' merchants, we can raise vital funds for Acorns by selling these items on as 'rag'. So by donating your worn and torn items to us, you can help Acorns to raise more funds whilst ensuring your textiles are recycled and not sent to landfill sites.  If you are able to, it would help our volunteers enormously with sorting out donated items if you could bag up and mark these items as 'rags' by attaching a note to the bag. The types of items we can accept as 'rag' are:

  • Frayed, ripped, faded clothes, household linen, curtains and other textiles such as towels and blankets
  • Belts with broken or missing buckles
  • Broken handbags
  • Worn or broken shoes.

Please take your donations to your local Acorns shop between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. You can find your nearest Acorns shop by using our Acorns shop locator.

If you have any questions about donating items to our shops please contact the Retail Team at Acorns on 01564 825027 or email: retailadmin@acorns.org.uk who will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

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