Donations

UPDATE 17/07/2020

PLEASE DO NOT BRING PHYSICAL DONATIONS. 

PLEASE ONLY Cash Donations currently.

 

We are able to receive donations, large and small. There is pedestrianized access at the front and free parking in the rear.  Larger bulk donations by lorries can be delivered in pallete loads. It's usually best to email or call ahead to ensure someone is there to greet you.  Please drop to GRACE at 18 Leegate, SE12 8SS during opening hours.  Please call ahead during COVID-19 lockdown period. 

Here are a number of ways you can help either individually or collectively:

FINANCIAL DONATIONS

More than ever, we are grateful for all your contributions no matter how small:

GIFTAID on a monthly or one-off basis here: 

PayPal Giving:

 KindLink

FOREIGN CHANGE: We accept your loose foreign coins and notes as they are, there is no need to sort.  Please donate to our shop.

CASH/BANK donations that help us run our charity are always welcome.  This includes the cost of shipping goods, purchasing items directly (e.g. food in refugee camps) and covering our running costs. Logistics firms and charities that regularly travel/ship to Greece and Calais are also welcome to get in touch.

COVID-19 donations are welcome to purchase our year-round and COVID specific items below.  If these aren't donated goods we can often purchase at wholesale charity prices the items that are most needed. 

ONLINE SHOPPING DONATIONS

We invite you to donate by shopping on-line using EasyFundraiser: a massive choice of retailers, each donating a % of your total shop to GRACE, at no extra cost to you. It is easy to set-up and use. You can make a big difference whilst shopping.

We are also present as a charity of choice on ebay.

DONATION OF PHYSICAL GOODS

Donations of all the items listed below are welcomed, along with anyone wishing to fund the acquisition of these items in bulk, which we can do for you, typically at wholesale charity prices.

Year-Round Individual/ Corporate donations for all (including COVID-19)

These items are always welcomed year-round and help everybody:

  • Small and medium sized mens clothing (CLEAN, GOOD CONDITION. Brand new underpants: (all sizes / gender)
  • Teenage boys clothes
  • Heavy blankets, winter sleeping bags (CLEAN, GOOD CONDITION)
  • Winter Coats (from September to January)
  • Small/medium sized winter coats
  • Sanitary pads (no tampons)
  • Incontinence pads
  • Nappies
  • Toiletries (unused full size prefered, supermarket brands are fine)
  • Traditional / contemporary muslim womenswear as well as other modest western women's wear
  • Long-burn candles

To help us sort faster please try to bag items separately with clear labels showing size, product and season e.g. "winter mens jumpers small"

South-East charity partners only, including COVID-19 aid

Everyone is welcome to donate the following items in single or bulk loads:

  • Washing powder
  • Detergents/ Cleaning materials
  • Toilet paper
  • Kitchen rolls

Long shelf-life food- LARGE SCALE DONATIONS ONLY for COVID-19

We will take large bulk-only (100+ per item) gifts of long shelf-life food. Please do not donate single or handfuls of items (we need you to give these directly to the food banks/projects who we will be supporting amongst others during and post-COVID).  

Along with Lewisham Local, GCDA, GoodFood Lewisham and many Mutual Aid groups, we are still creating a unified response to COVID.  GRACE's goal is not to replicate the excellent work being done alongside the fresh-food providers.

We hope to play to our existing strengths for essential non-food items and add to this long-shelf food items. By storing extra capacity held by various parties (e.g. food banks) and or getting bulk aid, we could help co-ordinate smooth out the supply of these products across charities and food banks week to week. Ideally we would replicate the aid model of warehousing and logistics used in refugee camps across Greece as it would only be right to be giving back our know-how to South East London.

At the top of the most-wanted current list being discussed by Lewisham Local are:

  • Fruit juice (carton)
  • Tea bags and instant coffee
  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Tinned pulses, such as lentils, beans, chickpeas
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Jam
  • Tomatoes (tinned)
  • Pasta
  • Sponge pudding (tinned)
  • Vegetables (tinned)

DONATIONS TO OUR SHOP ONLY

Please see the Graceful Charity Shop link for a list of donations that are suitable to be sold only- these are still welcomed as they help keep us alive but please label as such or mention when you hand in.

SKILLED HELP OFTEN FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES

LAUNDERETTES: We could always do with the help of launderettes, particularly to wash and fold bedding and particular items of clothing.

BICYCLES: Can you fix or donate bicycles? Then please get in touch. 

LAPTOPS & PHONES: We have many requests for laptops for kids to study on. Mobiles are a lifeline for all. If you are a business we could hand old laptops and phones to fix or donate ones to us in excellent working order please get in touch.

CRYPTOCURRENCIES

We are a charity that can accept cryptocurrencies like BITCOIN. Please contact us for details.  Addresses are:

BTC: 16vbqtsBxXPWS7a6UAqijPomhUmu9EXMjF

ΞTH: 0x236dAA98f115caa9991A3894ae387CDc13eaaD1B

DGB: DNNrxrR76JmHkn1KVuxC2qgKNKzKpR6kYh

 

 

 

 

Get Involved

We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. We're a friendly bunch and there's a job for everyone in our team.

Warehouse/volunteering hours

Wednesday10:00 - 12:30
Thursday10:00 - 12:30
Friday10:00 - 12:30
Please check the 'GRACEful charity shop' page for shop opening hours as they are different. UPDATE AUGUST 2020: GRACE will be closed and will reopen on the 19th of August. See you then! For other donation collection points out of hours, please see: www.graceaid.org.uk/donations. Please contact us any time aid@graceaid.org.uk Thank-you!

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