Post your donations

Post your donated items to our shops for free at your local Collect+ drop off point.

Would you like to post your donations to our charity shops for free?

You can now donate your items by post by sending them from your local Collect+ drop off point. Posting your unwanted things to a Sense shop is a great way to support us if you don't live near one of our charity shops or if you can't make it to your local shop during opening hours.

Some of our charity shops are also temporarily closed due to coronavirus restrictions, so our new postal donation service is the easiest way for you to donate those unwanted Christmas presents. Your generous donations will then be distributed across our charity shops, with high value donations added to our eBay shop.

You can find out how to post your donations to Sense charity shops below, but please get in touch with our trading team by emailing donated.stock@sense.org.uk if you have any questions.

How to donate your items by post

Giving your unwanted items to Sense charity shops by post is as easy as one, two, three.

Follow the steps below.

  1. Pack your items up in any envelope, parcel or box. Each freepost donation can weigh up to 10kg and be up to 60cm x 50cm x 50cm in size. 
  2. Request a freepost label (this will be emailed to you) then print your label.
  3. Drop off to your local Collect+ point.

An easy way to donate to our charity shops

Posting your donation to our charity shops couldn’t be easier, with 7,500 drop-off points across the UK open seven days a week.

Use the Collect+ store locator to find your nearest drop-off point. 

You can make your donations go further through Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid?

If you're an eligible UK taxpayer, for every pound you give, Sense could claim an extra 25 pence from the government.  It can make your gift go that bit further in helping us ensure that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, is left out or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sign up to Gift Aid

If you would like to sign up to Gift Aid:

  1. Download the Gift Aid form below and print it off.
  2. Complete the form and pop it inside your freepost parcel.

Want to donate your unwanted Christmas gifts to charity?

Here's the items that you can donate to our charity shops by post.

Clothing – Designer brands even better…

Shoes, bags and accessories – Anything in great condition

Jewellery – Gold and silver pieces in any condition are particularly desirable

Video games and consoles – The older the better

Cameras and lenses – Particularly high quality

Mobile phones, laptops and electronics – Any condition or age, with or without chargers or accessories

Watches and clocks   As long as they're in good condition

Ornaments and antiques – Anything high quality and desirable

Old foreign and domestic coins and notes  – Any currency from any time and any country, regardless of condition

Medals and memorabilia – Unique, collectable or antique

Records and box sets – The more collectable and unique, the better

Toys, dolls and bears – Any vintage and antique items

Unfortunately there are some items you can't donate to our charity shops

Weapons/Ammunition

Animal Fur/Ivory

Toys without a CE mark

Home recorded DVDs, video, audio tapes and CDs

How your donations help Sense

Donating your pre-loved items to our charity shops will make a huge difference to children and adults who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.

The difference your donation makes:

  • £25 could pay for colourful, textured sight and sound tubes. These tubes contain jingling bells, so a child who is deafblind can explore different sounds and sensations.
  • £50 could help pay for a set of five light-up sight and sound tubes for a child who is deafblind to help stimulate their vision and hearing.
  • £100 could pay for a visit from a Sense Children and Family Support Worker who can give invaluable advice and support to the whole family when they need it most.