Donations needed - here's the list!

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Got some household stuff you no longer use? Having a wardrobe clear out and want to make a difference? Happy to put a few extra bits in your shopping trolley for a good cause? 

We need all kinds of stuff!

At ABC we support refugees and asylum seekers both here in the UK and in camps in France. We are in need of clean and great quality items to make life a little easier for these incredibly brave and wonderful people.

If you have things to donate or you want to buy items to donate, please check the following list first. There's a list of items we can't and don't accept at the bottom of the page. 

Donations need for refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol

Household items

  • Washing Powder
  • Large bags, backpacks or Holdalls
  • Rugs
  • Bike repair Tools
  • New Mops
  • Dustpans and brushes
  • Working vacuum cleaners


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


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


  • Tea & coffee
  • Rice
  • Dry beans and lentils
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • UHT milk
  • Tinned fish
  • Biscuits
  • Dates
  • Flour


  • Men’s clothes
  • Women’s clothes     
  • Sports kits          
  • Waterproof macs
  • Bras
  • Shoes and trainers and flip flops
  • Jeans
  • NEW boxer shorts
  • NEW socks
  • NEW ladies underwear

Mother and baby

  • nappies all sizes
  • pushchairs
  • sanitary towels

Items needed for camps in France

Theses items will be sent to displaced people sleeping on the streets of France and in refugee camps across France. They 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
  • Unlocked mobile phones with chargers

Items we currently are not accepting

  • Wine glasses
  • Children’s clothes
  • Duvets
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Winter clothes
  • Mattresses

Thank you so much for your generosity. Your donations make a huge difference.

Peace and love x