How to donate

If you have any good quality furniture or electrical goods to donate please call the scheme on 01438 362900, or email donate@stevenagefrs.org.uk.

We cannot always respond to calls immediately so please leave a message.

When disscussing the item, we will ask you to check it for compliance with current fire safety legislation (see labels below), cleanliness and general condition.

We wish to extend our grateful thanks to all our donors for your generous donations of furniture and electrical items in support of the Scheme.
Over the last 12 months your donations have enabled us to support 5500 individuals and saved 66 tonnes of items in good and useable condition from landfill.

Click to see some examples of furniture donated to the scheme to date

What items do we need?

We need electrical items that are in good clean working order such as:

We also need bedroom items including:

All beds must be in good clean condition and conform to current fire safety legislation, (see labels below).


Lounge and dining room furniture in demand include:

All upholstered items must be in good clean condition and conform to current fire safety legislation (see labels below).


We also accept household goods such as bedding, curtains, towels and carpets in good clean condition.

Collections

We collect donations from Stevenage and nearby villages. Donors may also deliver items by prior arrangement.

Staff and volunteers are provided with identification cards which can be inspected on arrival.

Why we have to refuse some donations

Unfortunately, we sometimes have to refuse offers of donations. We act on behalf of our customers to ensure that they receive legally compliant items in good condition.

Current fire safety legislation labels

All Furnishings that include upholstery must conform to the appropriate 'Fire Safety' regulations in order for us to be able to pass it on. Therefore, any furniture of this type must have the necessary fire safety labels attached and must state that the covers and fillings are both cigarette and match-resistant.

This image is an example of
the type of label to be
found on sofas etc.
This image is another
example of the type of label
to be found on sofas etc.
A further example of label
to be found on sofas etc.
(click to enlarge)
Mattresses and bed bases
must have this label
attached.