Donate goods to our shops

At FARA we are truly grateful for all donations we are given. When you have a clear out or decide to edit your wardrobe, or are making space for your growing family needs or just don’t want something anymore – we would love to have it.

We take all donations in every FARA shop – if in doubt please call the shop you wish to donate to and a member of the shop team can advise you.

We promise to share your generosity across London amongst our 41 general stores, 15 dedicated kids shops, our book and homeware stores and FARA’s specialist retro, vintage and designer shop RETROMANIA London.

FARA will reuse or recycle as much of your donation as possible. Donating incomplete or broken items that are unsellable means we are responsible for its safe disposal, the cost of which reduces vitally needed funds for the Charity. We work with recyclers, local councils and rag merchants to ensure as little as possible ends up in landfill. If it has a value, we will endeavour to realise its potential.


What does FARA actually accept?

We will accept pretty much everything within reason…except for large, non-flat screen television sets, computer hard drives, white goods (e.g. fridges, cookers, freezers), any safety equipment (child car seats, cycling helmets, ice skates for example) and electric blankets.

We can only sell electrical items that have been tested and meet legal safety requirements of the British Standard or European equivalent. Items that do meet required standards can be donated and we will PAT test them prior to sale.

If you have a query about an item you wish to donate that is not covered here please ring FARA Shops Head Office on 0208 973 0910 or email mail@faracharityshops.org for advice.

Please contact FARA Shops directly before making a donation of large items to ensure they have space to accommodate them.