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’.

Ideally please deliver when we are open (every Wednesday from 10-12pm or one Saturday per month from 10-12pm). Alternatively you can leave donated clothes in the small, black, labelled wheelie-bin outside our door at any time (REAR ENTRANCE, Disability Action Yorkshire, Hornbeam Park Oval, Harrogate, HG2 8RB). It is emptied daily. Please keep checking our Facebook page for our current stock requirements, urgent requests and donations opening hours.

What items are needed? 

Clothes and shoes for adults, children and babies. Please see our Facebook or Instagram pages for our current stock requirements and urgent requests.

Please only give us items you would be happy to receive yourself, undamaged, in season, 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.

MATERNITY, BABIES AND INFANTS: we have a small amount of stock for emergencies, but our partner The Village (formerly Baby Basics, operates out of the United Church on West Park in Harrogate town center) provides a wide range of FREE maternity, baby and infant clothing and equipment. Please donate these items directly to The Village if possible.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS: sorry we don’t stock school uniforms. They are also available for FREE from The Village.

TOYS: sorry 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.

FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Canaan Warehouse supplies FREE furniture and household goods. They operate from the same building as Harrogate Clothes Bank. For more information, please contact

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.

….. and thank you again.