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What you can donate

Woman shelving books in an Oxfam storeroom
Rachel Manns

Your unwanted items could give someone the support they need to create a future free from poverty. Find out what we can and can't turn into life-changing cash.

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What we can and can't sell

What we can sell

  • Good quality, clean clothing and shoes (including vintage and retro items, and even bras!)

  • Bags and accessories

  • Valuable items

  • Books

  • Music (CDs, vinyl, DVDs, Blu-rays, musical instruments and sheet music)

  • Homewares: china, kitchenware, ornaments, pictures, collectables 

  • Soft furnishings: small rugs, linen, curtains (must be clean and in good condition) 

  • Knitted items and blankets

  • Toys and games

  • Wedding dresses and accessories

  • Mobile phones

  • Furniture

  • Stamps and coins

What we can't sell

  • Electrical goods that run off the mains (a few shops do accept these, so please check before donating)

  • Medical equipment

  • Anything broken, dirty, incomplete or unsafe

  • Single computers (but we would be happy to hear from your company if you would like to donate multiple units)

  • White goods (cookers, washing machines etc)

  • Safety headgear (e.g. motorcycle crash helmets)

  • There are some other items that we cannot sell for safety or legal reasons. If in doubt, please ask your local Oxfam shop before donating.

  • Identifiable work/school uniforms  



Please donate anything else you think will raise money for Oxfam. Be imaginative! But if you're still unsure then please ask your local Oxfam shop, or call Shop Support on 0300 200 1333.

Did you know?

Leave a gift in your will

Mr Newlife left Oxfam a £1,520 bet in his Will for Roger Federer to win Wimbledon seven times before 2020. In 2012, we scooped a cool £100,000!

Leave a gift in your Will

Donating cars

This yellow MG was donated by a supporter in Bolton and was sold at Manheim Auctions for £3,550.

Donating cars

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