Donations we need

*** Please note we are now closed and unable to accept donations until 15 July ***

What we need right now

We’re in immediate need of the following items:

Our weekday drop offs are Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm. Address: Salvation Army, 3-11 Albion Way, Lewisham, London SE13 6BT. Please do come along and donate what you can to help struggling local families.

Donations we’d love to receive all year round

Thank you so much for anything you can donate from the lists below – it will make a huge difference to struggling families living in poverty in south-east London.

Clothing and toys (new or pre-loved)

  • Baby and children’s clothing – newborn to age 7
  • Books – newborn to age 7
  • Comforters and teethers 
  • Soft toys – small sizes only
  • Toys – newborn to age 7, small and medium sizes only

Toiletries and essential supplies (new and unopened only)

  • Baby wipes
  • Maternity pads
  • Nappies in all sizes, especially size 6
  • Nappy cream such as Sudocrem
  • Nursing pads
  • Toiletries for babies, children and adults 
  • Toothbrushes – new and unopened only
  • Toothpaste – new and unopened only

Equipment (new or pre-loved)

  • Baby baths
  • Baby carriers and slings
  • Bottles (no bottle teats unless new and in sealed packaging)
  • Bouncy chairs
  • Breast pumps
  • Changing mats
  • Changing/nappy bags
  • Dummies – new and unopened only
  • Highchairs – non-bulky models preferred
  • Mini and Maxi micro scooters
  • Play mats and baby gyms
  • Prams and buggies/strollers – please include rain covers
  • Stair gates – pressure fit only
  • Sterilisers – microwave and cold-water types only

Sleeping (new or pre-loved)

  • Bedding for cots, cot beds and single beds – blankets, sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases
  • Bedside cot, such as Next to Me or Snuzpod
  • Cots and cot beds – non-bulky, standard sizes only, no mattresses 
  • Children’s beds – non-bulky, standard sizes only, no mattresses
  • Duvets – single and toddler sizes, 4 tog to 7 tog 
  • Moses baskets – with folding stands preferred (please include the mattress so we can check the size and then we’ll dispose of it safely)

What we can’t accept

We can only accept donations that comply with current UK safety regulations, are hygienic and that we have space to store. Also, we have to prioritise the most-needed items that we are regularly asked for. Therefore, we are currently unable to accept the following items:

  • Bikes 
  • Breastfeeding pillows
  • Bumbo seats
  • Car accessories and sun shades
  • Car seats
  • Cot bumpers or mobiles
  • Door bouncers
  • Electrical items, such as baby monitors, sterilisers and gro clocks
  • Furniture including rocking chairs, changing tables, nappy bins and swinging cribs
  • Maternity clothes
  • Mattresses (if donating a moses basket please do include the mattress so we can check the size and then we’ll dispose of it safely) 
  • Nursery décor including lampshades, curtains and pictures
  • Outdoor toys
  • Potties and toilet seats
  • Pregnancy and baby advice books
  • Safety equipment, such as reins, cupboard locks, etc
  • Soft toys in large sizes (small soft toys are welcome)
  • Toiletries that are open or part used
  • Travel cots

Please ensure all donated items are in full working order with no missing parts and are clean with no mould. We are a small team and unfortunately don’t have capacity to be able to fix broken items, find replacement parts or do safety tests on electrical items. Very occasionally we receive items we can’t re-home due to lack of demand. We reserve the right to refuse, dispose of or sell these items.