Decluttering and not knowing what to do with stuff that’s too good to throw away

If you find yourself going through your belongings and deciding that you would love to find a new home for some of them, then this article will help. Especially, if you would like to gift them to someone who may be unable to source these things for themselves.

Name: Hestia
What they do: Hestia delivers services across London and the surrounding regions and campaigns on the issues that affect the people that they work with. Hestia supports victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. Support includes giving someone a home and helping them to get the right mental health support. They are the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, through which they bring together a number of individuals and organisations, to campaign for an end to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
How to contact Hestia:
What to donate: money and things that families who are in the midst of being rehomed would find useful. To be sure, contact Hestia and find out if what you have will be suitable or not.
Details about Hestia: Hestia

Name: Sufra Food Bank & Kitchen
What they do: Sufra is primarily a Food Bank and emergency food aid distributor. They also provide support and advice to a lot of their guests through their Advice Programme and Refugee Programme, which focuses on the resettlement for refugees, asylum seekers and EU migrants. They support and work closely with many families and young children who would benefit from non-food donations, such as, toys etc.
How to contact Sufra:
What to donate: food and other things that families in need would benefit from. To be sure, contact Sufra and check that what you have will be suitable.
Details about Sufra: Sufra NW London

Name: Ella’s The Arc Club
What they do: Ella’s works with women who have survived trafficking and sexual exploitation. The organisation runs two safe houses. This supported accommodation is crucial for survivors of trafficking and exploitation until they are ready and able to live independently. Ella’s provides regular support for women and families in neighbourhoods across London, and when necessary, many more who are further afield.
How to contact Ella’s:
What to donate: Your donation will change lives
Details about Ella’s: Ella’s | Safety, care and support for survivors of trafficking and exploitation

Name: Solace
What they do: For over 40 years, Solace has supported women and children in London to build safe and strong lives. Solace helps free women from violence in any form, including rape, trafficking and relationships based on psychological or financial control. They find creative and innovative ways to support thousands of women and children each year.
How to contact Solace:
What to donate: Donate your goods
Details about Solace: Solace Women’s Aid

Name: Little Village
What they do: Little Village is like a food bank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. They accept donations of pre-loved items that are in excellent condition. These items are passed on to families who need support. Since its launch in 2016, they’ve supported thousands of visits from families across London. In 2020 alone, they supported 6,950 children, more than double that of the previous year.
How to contact Little Village:
What to donate: Donate stuff – Little Village
Details about Little Village: Little Village

Name: Claudia Jones
What they do: The organisation was established in 1982. Primarily, Claudia Jones supports and empowers women and families of African Caribbean heritage. They aim to provide culturally sensitive services that meet the needs of these women and families.
How to contact Claudia Jones:
What to donate: With regards to non-financial donations, they don’t just accept donations but instead, they, seek information about what you have to gift, they reach out to families that they support and explain what the items are, they ask them if the donation would be useful to them and then they come back to with a yes or no. If it’s a yes, the families are aware and excited about the gifts before they receive them.
Details about Claudia Jones: Claudia Jones Organisation

Lastly, here’s a list of organisations that work to help end violence against women and girls.

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I hope that the above is useful to you and many others.

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