How do I donate clothing to Harrogate Clothes Bank?

We couldn’t do what we do without your generous donations, so let’s start this bit by saying a huge ‘thank you’.

The Clothes Bank is currently closed during lockdown but we are accepting new donations from April 10th. Please see our Facebook page for our current stock requirements and urgent requests. We don’t need winter clothing at the moment.

Please drop off items when we are open on Saturdays from 10.30 to 12.30. It is a big help to our volunteer team if you can bring them ready sorted in labelled bags eg: ‘baby 12-18mths’, ‘women’s size 12’. Please only give clothes and shoes which still have their size label visible.

We have limited storage space, so please give winter clothes in winter and summer clothes in summer.

What items are needed? 

Clothes and shoes for adults, children and babies.

Please only give us items you would be happy to receive yourself, undamaged, clean and ready to wear. This is especially important if you’re giving us shoes.

To save our volunteers valuable time, please take damaged or soiled items direct to the Council Recycling Centres where you will find a dedicated container for old clothes and shoes.

We work closely with The Village (formerly Baby Basics) who provide a wide range of free; maternity, baby and infant clothing and equipment. We keep a small stock, but please donate these items directly to The Village if possible.

We don’t accept toys. Please donate them to Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library. Although this is a membership service, they also provide free membership when it’s needed.

We reserve the right to sell any high value donated items which are new or ‘as good as new’ in our efforts to raise funds to pay rent and other costs associated with providing a free service.

Please see our Facebook page for our current stock requirements and urgent requests

….. and thank you again.