PLEASE NOTE? Due to our temporary closure we are not currently able to accept any donations. We are currently securing a new venue and will keep you updated with dates for opening our new Hub.

Donate Aid

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                   

Donations Needed
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.

General Guidelines

  • 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

  • Deodorant

  • Shower gel

  • Moisturiser

  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste

  • Sanitary Towels


  • Men’s clothes especially winter items

  • Women’s clothes especially winter items

  • Sports kits

  • Waterproof macs

  • Bras

  • Shoes and trainers (especially size 41-43 for men)

  • Jeans

  • NEW Boxer shorts

  • NEW socks

  • NEW ladies underwear

Mother and baby

  • Nappies all sizes

  • Sanitary towels


  • Tea & Coffee

  • Rice

  • Dry beans and Lentils

  • Oil

  • Salt

  • Sugar

  • Tinned tomatoes

  • UHT milk

  • Tinned Fish

  • Biscuits

  • Dates

  • Flour

  • Washing powder

  • Mattress/Beds

  • Cleaning products

  • Rugs

  • Bicycles

  • Bike repair tools

  • New mops

  • Dustpans and brushes

  • Working vacuum cleaners

  • Decorative items, pictures etc

  • Lamps

  • Duvets & bedding

  • Pillows


  • Large saucepans with lids

  • Frying pans

  • Cooking utensils

  • Kettles, toasters, food mixers and blenders

  • Coffee makers

  • Graters

  • Rice cookers

  • Pressure cookers

  • Microwaves

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!

  • Laptops

  • Smart Phones

  • Ipads

  • Tablets

Items we can't/don't currently accept

  • Wine glasses

  • Children’s clothes

  • Fridges

  • Washing machines

  • Sofa’s

  • Wardrobes