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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 04:27 AM   1
Louise88
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Donating furniture to charity help.


Hi, does anyone know if there is a charity or something that you can donate furniture etc. To help people starting out like a homeless person getting a house or a woman/man who has escaped an abusive relationship who are starting from scratch with nothing? I often see pleas for furniture on Facebook but alot are scams. I am moving house soon and have a wardrobe, sofas, cooker etc in great condition which if I can donate to help someone who needs them then I'd rather do that then sell for my own financial gain. I'm in the UK.



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 04:52 AM   2
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there are some free sites on facebook that you can give your furniture away to people in need or ring a few charity shops



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 05:11 AM   3
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Thank you I know about the Facebook pages but seen to many people getting scammed out of stuff around my area people lying about needing stuff only to place the stuff they got for free on Gumtree and other selling sites for money straight after. Unfortunatly I don't live in a very honest area and some surrounding towns are occupied by people on drugs and high crime rates



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 05:15 AM   4
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on no thats a shame what about friends or family you could ask at school perhaps if they know anyone



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 05:36 AM   5
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We have a local charity furniture service but we live quite far apart so that's no help! You could try phoning some charity shops - Im pretty sure cancer research and age concern sometimes accept furniture depending on what size store they have in your area. Or you could phone or look up a homeless charity, as they often need furniture when setting people up in new homes.



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 06:35 AM   6
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Thank you red head I did a Google search before and my best bet is calling my local shelter charity they will deal with alot of homeless people/families so my furniture can hopefully go to a family or person who needs it



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 06:39 AM   7
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Excellent well done for doing a lovely kind thing



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 06:57 AM   8
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I used to work for one of these charities, answering the phones and booking in collections etc. The British heart foundation have a lot of furniture shops so might be worth looking there. There's also another near me for a charity called Debra which I'm sure is a national charity. You could also try local homeless shelter like you said, that's where I used to refer people who had slightly damaged things or old fashioned bits that no one would take!



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 07:59 AM   9
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I don't have one but I did think BHF had shops like that. Worth asking! See if there are any small local places too, we have a local shop that sells stuff cheap, mostly used by people who are starting up with little money/in hardship, they will collect your items for you too.



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2017, 10:17 AM   10
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We have lots of charity shops near us which have furniture warehouses but so many of them are rude and ungrateful. The British heart foundation are usually polite and grateful and we also found a small independent charity near us who were desperate for things so might be worth looking around



 
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