Donate Items

March 2019 – Support our Book Appeal 2019! – Donate new books and help transform lives through reading. We also really need baby equipment too, more details below.  

Items We Need

  • Children’s clothing – age 3 years upwards
  • Bedding, including new or excellent quality laundered used duvets – single and double
  • Towels 
  • Toys, games and children’s books
  • Non-branded school uniform, stationery and sports kit towards our SmartStart appeal
  • Baby equipment (prams, cots, moses baskets, highchairs, pushchairs, safety gates)
  • New toiletries and nappies, baby wipes and baby food
  • New children’s shoes

Items We Can’t Accept

  • Broken toys, soft toys or big toys eg bikes or doll houses
  • Used shoes or trainers
  • Used underwear, socks or pyjamas
  • Dirty, stained or torn clothing and bedding
  • Wool blankets
  • Adults clothes and books
  • Bric a brac
  • Furniture
  • Electrical items
  • Car seats, baby walkers, travel cots, swinging cribs, side by side double buggies

Are you from a company who supply any of the above and interested in making a donation? Please get in touch!

Donations can be dropped off with us Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm, find our address details here. If you aren’t able to drop off donations with us, our van collects donations from around the majority of the Greater Manchester area, please call 0161 834 3140 to book a collection or email –  please remember to include your full name, the address of where we will be collecting from and a contact telephone number. 

EASTER 2019 

Here at Wood Street we regularly review our projects and how we deliver them. With this in mind, this year we have taken the decision not to actively appeal for donations of Easter Eggs.
There are numerous food banks/projects that are providing a fantastic service to families on a regular daily basis, thus we feel that these organisations are now better placed to receive and re-distribute Easter eggs. This will ensure that struggling families are still able to access free Easter eggs whilst at the same time, it will enable us to concentrate on our core areas of work.
Because we are looking to increase the work that we do through our literacy campaigns, we have decided to request that new children’s books be donated to us, rather than eggs, as we feel that books will be of longer lasting benefit to those children receiving them.
We have received a small number of eggs already and we will look to distribute these through our Family Basics project. However we will be unable to make specific appointments for families to receive Easter eggs nor will we be able to accept worker/group referrals for Easter eggs this year or indeed in future years.
We hope that our families and our supporters understand that by taking this decision we will be able to ensure that our resources be concentrated, in those areas of our work that are increasingly in demand.