Share your kindness and bring your pre-loved donation to one of Barnardo’s 600 stores

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Donating to a Barnardo’s charity shop is a way to give your items a second chance while raising vital funds to help children and families in poverty feel warm, well fed and supported this winter. We're looking for donations of men's and women's clothing, and toys.

Find your local Barnardo's store

Donate your way

  • Donate online

    The easiest way to help support children, young people and their families who need it, is to donate online. You can choose to donate a one off donation or set up a regular monthly direct debit. 

  • Donate by telephone

    If you'd like to speak to a real person to make your donation, call 0800 008 7005. Lines are open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please have your credit/debit card at the ready.

  • Donate by post

    If you'd like to donate by post, simply send a cheque made payable to Barnardo's to: BARNARDO'S SUPPORTER CARE TEAM
    Barnardo House, Tanners Lane, Barkingside
    Ilford, IG6 1QG
    Please add a postage stamp when sending by post.

    If you'd like to set up a Direct Debit by post, please download this form. Send your completed form back to us at the same address. 

Leave a gift in your Will

What do you remember about your childhood?

Remember childhood in your Will and you help make sure our work carries on today, tomorrow, and long into the future.

We can help you write or update your Will with our free Will writing services and free downloadable guide to leaving a gift in your Will.

Other ways to donate

Your donation makes a difference

We work to improve the lives of every child and young person in the UK.

We run over 800 services across the UK, working to change the childhoods and lives of the children and families who need it most. We do this through counselling and long term support for children who have been abused, supported lodgings for care leavers, vocational training for young people, short breaks for young carers and many other vital services.

Every Barnardo's service is different but they all believe in the potential of every child and young person, no matter who they are or what they have been through.

Every £1 you donate will help us change a child's life.

I wouldn’t be where I am today without Barnardo’s

Aliyah, a mother supported by Barnardo's in Birmingham

Read more about how we've supported Aliyah and thousands of others like her.

More ways to give

  • Give items to our shops

    Donating to Barnardo’s is a simple way to repurpose your pre-loved items whist raising vital funds to support our work. 

  • Gift aid

    Did you know you can make your donation go even further with gift aid? Find out more about it, and see if you're eligible.

  • Give direct from your salary

    If you're an employee, you can donate from your gross salary (the amount you are paid before tax). Find out about donating to Barnardo's through Payroll giving.

  • Donate shares

    Giving shares can be a highly efficient way for you to support our work, because of the generous tax relief. Find out how to donate shares to Barnardo’s.

Pie chart showing how much money is spent on working with children and young people (94p in every pound)

How we use your donation

For every pound we spend (excluding retail costs) approximately:

  • 94p goes on working with the children and young people who need it most

  • Less than 1p goes on investment management costs

  • And the remaining amount – just over 5p - on raising the next £1

For full details of how we’re funded look at our latest annual report.