Donate Furniture and white goods
A man we’ve been supporting for the last 10 months moved into a flat yesterday. He’s been homeless for 35 years, until now. We couldn’t be happier thanks to the @DonsLocalAction too for helping sort out furniture for the flat!
Rehome your unwanted furniture and improve somebody’s life today
Furniture poverty is not always visible, however, at least 14 million people in the UK can’t afford one or more essential household items*. End Furniture Poverty recently found that there was a significant positive impact on financial security and mental health of the furniture recipients.**
In June, Dons Local Action Group started to address this issue. To date, we have delivered over 175 items to households in Wandsworth, Kingston and Merton. We now want to increase the support we can offer to tackle furniture poverty. Our most commonly requested items are:
Dining tables & chairs
We are only able to accept items in very good condition and without stains or damage. At present, we cannot take any soft furnishings, mattresses or cookers. Disposing of unsuitable items is costly, so we can only accept donations that meet our requirements.
*Poverty and Social exclusion (PSE) project, data from 2013. **End of Furniture Poverty, No place like home, Jan 2021.
How it works
A volunteer will contact you to arrange either a virtual or in-person viewing of the item and then agree a date for collection if it matches our requirements.
We will collect and store the item at our hub, where it will remain for at least 72 hrs to follow Covid-19 guidance. All white goods will be PAT tested by a registered electrician.
We will deliver the item to its new home where it will be given a new lease of life.