Want to donate aid?
Thousands of displaced people are sleeping on the streets and in small hidden camps across France. Many displaced people are living on Bristol’s streets or in temporary supported living in the asylum system in Bristol.
Central to our work is delivering essential supplies and other aid to people who need it. You can find a regularly updated list of what's currently needed further down this page. Thank you for any donations you give - it all helps.
Please bring donations to
The ABC Hub 5-7 Waverley Road, Redland, BS6 6ES
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11am - 3pm
If for any reason there is no one there we have a yellow donation bin outside the building someone will be back soon to take them in.
If it’s easier you can drop off at
The Plough Inn Easton. 223 Easton rd. Easton. BS5 0EG
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 8pm
Friday 2pm - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 8pm
It takes many volunteers and lots of time to sort donations so you can really help by making sure the donations are clean, not broken and are on the list.
From time to time, we are given clothing or other items that are really good quality but not practical to stock in the Free Shop. In these cases, we put them aside to sell at our regular clothes sales to generate much-needed funds for the charity. All profits go directly to helping asylum seekers and refugees both in the UK and overseas. When we are given a surplus of any particular item, we give them to other organisations we collaborate with.
If you wouldn't wear it yourself then we can’t take it!
Items must be clean
Pants must be new
Check all zips are working
Items currently needed for Bristol Free Shop
The Free Shop will provide destitute Asylum seekers and Refugees in Bristol. There are approx 100 homeless refugees in Bristol and another approx 500 who have accommodation but are living on £35 a week unable to work.
Shampoo & conditioner
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Men’s clothes especially winter items
Women’s clothes especially winter items
Shoes and trainers (especially size 41-43 for men)
NEW Boxer shorts
NEW ladies underwear
Mother and baby
Nappies all sizes
Tea & Coffee
Dry beans and Lentils
Bike repair tools
Dustpans and brushes
Working vacuum cleaners
Decorative items, pictures etc
Duvets & bedding
Large saucepans with lids
Kettles, toasters, food mixers and blenders
IT Equipment - We are working with a partner organisation called Blackmore Ricotech who collect these items and wipe them safely and we receive funds to buy reconditioned tech for our customers. This project is supported by The Nisbet Trust. If your equipment is already wiped we can distribute it immediately to our customers, we have 100 people waiting for a laptop!
Items we can't/don't currently accept