Friday 10 December 2010 7.52pm
Hi, does anyone know how I might go about donating new goods to local refuges etc? Years ago I thought Refuge, for example, had a scheme where you could give things like new underwear or unopened toiletries and accessories which cheered up women under stress and made them feel "normal", rather than just be practical, useful though that is. Or homeless shelters which would like packs of new socks, useful bags, rainwear etc. Does anyone know of anything like that in South London? I do give to charity shops and freecycle if I have something I can no longer use but its not quite the same as deliberately giving good stuff straight to local shelters etc which they can deal with immediately. Also wasn't there a scheme somewhere which collected good things for people to wear to interviews etc?