Lost Stock Charity Partners
By donating any Lost Stock clothes you don’t want to charity, you can continue to do good and maximise the impact of your purchases.
We’ve partnered with a range of charities and impactful organisations to make it as easy as possible for you to donate. Remember that most of these charities will take items from Lost Stock as well as clothes and other items you may already have at home.
Donate clothes and help those going through difficult times
Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – they are there when it matters. Their doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.
During the Coronavirus crisis, Sue Ryder had no choice but to close all 450 of their charity shops across the UK, meaning a huge drop in income at a time when most fundraising activity was cancelled.
How to donate:
If there are items in your Lost Stock box you don’t want, you can help Sue Ryder raise vital funds by sending them directly to: Sue Ryder (LOST STOCK), Sheaf Close, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UL
You can also drop off in person. Find out if your nearest Sue Ryder shop is open to drop your goods off free of charge here.
Sharewear Clothing Scheme
Donate clothes and help with clothes poverty in the UK
Sharewear Clothing Scheme is a registered charity operating in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, alleviating clothing poverty since 2014.
They provide clothing of every type, for every need, for people aged newborn to ninety and are the only registered charity of its kind in the UK. By also preventing unwanted clothing going to landfill, they are the space where clothing poverty meets clothing waste.
How to donate:
Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to donate in your area.
Donate clothes and help provide support with essential items
The Cowshed is a charity which provides support to people of all backgrounds in a time of personal crisis. The aim of The Cowshed is to provide good quality cleaned and ironed clothes free to anyone in need. The clothes are donated from the general public as well as retailers and manufacturers.
The people in need are referred through social services, churches, schools, doctors, probation, refuges and other professionals. They then provide the items that are requested free of charge. The Cowshed will have a twofold impact: recycling used clothing whilst helping those most in need in our communities.
Since the COVID19 lockdown in March they have supported over 1,000 local adults and children with clothing, toiletries, underwear, craft packs and other essential items.
How to donate:
If there are items in your Lost Stock box you don’t want, you can help The Cowshed raise vital funds by sending them clothes directly to: The Cowshed, Ground Floor, The Annexe, Hurst Grove, Hurst, RG10 0SQ
Donate clothes to help women get a new start in life
Smart Works is a charity providing interview clothing and coaching to unemployed women. At the heart of Smart Works sits a two-hour dressing and coaching service for unemployed women with confirmed job interviews. Each client has a personalised styling session with two Smart Works volunteer stylists, receiving a complete outfit of high-quality clothes and accessories for their specific job interview, which are free and hers to keep.
After her dressing, each client receives a one-to-one interview preparation and coaching session with an experienced HR professional or senior manager. The interview session focuses on increasing the awareness of her own strengths, answering questions effectively and understanding what is expected of her at interview.
Once a client is successful at interview, they are welcomed back for a Second Dressing to receive five additional pieces of clothing. This means that they can start their new role with a capsule working wardrobe which will see them through until their first pay cheque.
How your clothes can help:
Each item of clothing has the potential to change a woman’s life. Smart Works are working with Lost Stock to ensure that clothing can continue its life by building a woman’s confidence ahead of her job interview.
Smart Works are looking for good quality, interview appropriate clothing that is clean and ready to wear.
How to donate:
SmartWorks can accept donations by post, or in person at our Edinburgh centre. The address is: 32 Annandale Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH7 4LS