We Also Need…
The editors of the Jewish Charity Guide are often approached for details of charities or organisations that accept ‘good as new’ clothing, furniture, bric-à-brac and other goods for sale through charity shops or to be distributed to the needy. Jewish museums and art galleries are also delighted to receive donations (or bequests) of Jewish art, memorabilia, artefacts, books and photographs.
Below, we list some of the organisations that are happy to accept such items. Due to space restrictions, it is difficult to be specific about the items required and we suggest that donors contact the charities direct before sending goods. In some cases, collection can be arranged.
We are keen to hear from any other organisations that would like to be listed in this section of next year’s Guide.
ALL ABOARD CHARITY SHOPS
All Aboard Charity Shops can make use of the following goods for their charity shops raising money for UK Jewish Charities.
- Homeware, small electricals, small furniture. Large furniture for collection only
Goods can be taken to any of the All Aboard shops or collection can be arranged. All donations for World Jewish Relief, including • New and ‘good as new’ warm clothing • Hygiene and toiletry products • School stationery can also be collected.
Tel: 020 8381 1717. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRITISH FRIENDS OF THE ART MUSEUMS OF ISRAEL
Would like to receive:
- Jewish religious or historical artefacts
- Objects of art and antiquities for use in museum displays and for archive material
Contact: Michelle Hyman
Tel: 020 3092 4643 to arrange collection or Email email@example.com
EAST END JEWISH CLOTHING COLLECTION FUND
is happy to receive the following which will be sold to fund Passover services and High Holyday food parcels for elderly and needy people in the area, plus a number of local projects for children, people with disabilities and the elderly:
- Bric à brac
- Religious or historical artefacts
Tel: 020 7790 4965 to arrange for collection
Are looking for designer goods (bags, shoes, watches and jewellery) as well as china, cutlery and silver to sell via their Ebay site: www.stores.ebay.co.uk/Emunah-Charity-shop
Proceeds go towards their work to feed and clothe Israel’s children in need.
To arrange collection or for advice, call Wendy on Tel: 020 8203 6066, or visit: www.emunah.org.uk
THE FEDERATION OF JEWISH SERVICES, Manchester (The Fed)
Runs a charity shop – ‘The Charity Box’. 100% of profits from the shop support The Fed’s community services. The Fed is always seeking donations of good quality clothing and household items for resale. The Charity Box is situated at 62 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 5BN Tel: 0161 492 0422.
GOODS FOR GOOD
Require the following items in good condition to send to Jewish communities in Ukraine, Moldova and the Baltics, as well as Kurdistan and Syrian refugees:
- Incontinence pads
- Good quality clothing and shoes for all ages.
- Hand-knitted clothing and blankets
Jami’s NW London eBay operation provides a structured and beneficial path to recovery for some of their service users, whether learning IT skills for the first time, reducing anxieties of being in the work place or building social confidence. Items required include: Quality men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; designer and vintage handbags and shoes; LP records, CD’s and DVD’s; musical instruments; small items of furniture; quality household items such as crockery, vases and electricals.
To arrange a local pick up: Tel: 07561 587 173 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE JEWISH MUSEUM – LONDON’S MUSEUM OF JEWISH LIFE
The museum actively collects material relating to British Jewish history and is happy to consider donations of objects, photographs and documents for its collections and for educational use. Tel: 020 7284 7384 or Email email@example.com for further information.
LEO BAECK COLLEGE
Will accept books and educational supplies: please check LBC website first, to ensure donations are not duplications of current library stock.
They are not able to collect.
Contact: Cassy Sachar
Tel: 020 8349 5610
For sale/distribution through their charity shops in N, NW London and Essex. Wanted:
- Bric à brac
- Good quality/designer clothing
- Unwanted gifts
- Household consumer goods
- Linens/curtains • Accessories – shoes/bags/belts/jewellery
Contact:The Administrator, Trading Department
Tel: 020 8420 6872
Mobile: 07930 323580
THE TOGETHER PLAN
Clothes, shoes, toys, stationery, arts and crafts supplies and equipment, Judaica and working computers in good condition can be donated in London and are dispatched to the Former Soviet Union.
Contact: Debra Brunner, Director Tel: 020 3375 0656 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANT MAKING TRUSTS
Many of the welfare charities featured in this guide are seeking donations to support their work and are rarely able to offer financial payments to people in need. However, there are a number of grant making trusts, both in the Jewish and non-Jewish communities, that can offer help with welfare payments, individual schooling and higher education and, in a wider context, support for Jewish charities working in the UK, Israel, and in the wider community, worldwide.
The Directory of Grant Making Trusts 2020/21. Key information on about 2,000 grant-makers, each with the potential to give around £50,000 or more per year. Published by The Directory of Social Change £125.
The Guide to Educational Grants 2020/21. Over 800 sources of non-statutory financial help for people in education, offering a total of £47.2 million each year Published by The Directory of Social Change. £95
School and University Fees Simplified 2015/16, by Tony Granger
The Grants Register 2021: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide, published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. £449.99
Also visit www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk for information on how to apply for university scholarships.