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
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 10.30am - 1.30pm                             

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.

Toiletries  

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel
  • Moisturiser
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste 
  • Sanitary Towels

Clothing

  • Men’s clothes especially warm winter items
  • Women’s clothes especially warm 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

Food

  • Tea & Coffee
  • Rice
  • Dry beans and Lentils
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • UHT milk
  • Tinned Fish
  • Biscuits
  • Dates
  • Flour

Household items - for large items of furniture please call us to discuss

  • Washing powder
  • Cleaning products
  • Rugs
  • Bike repair tools
  • New mops
  • Dustpans and brushes
  • Working vacuum cleaners
  • Decorative items, pictures etc
  • Lamps
  • Duvets & bedding
  • Pillows

Kitchen

  • Large saucepans with lids
  • Frying pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Kettles, toasters, food mixers and blenders
  • Coffee makers
  • Graters
  • Rice cookers
  • Pressure cookers
  • Microwaves

Items needed for camps in France

Theses items will be sent to displaced people sleeping on the streets of Paris and in refugee camps across France and will help them survive this winter.

  • Backpacks - small and medium
  • Boxer shorts new - small and medium (tight fit)
  • Trainers sizes 38 - 45 especially 42 and 43
  • Warm waterproof coats S/M
  • Rain ponchos/ coats/packa macs
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Sleeping bags (put in small plastic bags if they don’t have their own)
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Tarpaulins
  • Rollmats
  • Wind up torches

Items we can't/don't currently accept

  • Wine glasses
  • Summer clothes
  • Children’s clothes
  • Mattress