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At FARA we are truly grateful for all donations we are given. When you have a clear out or decide to edit your wardrobe, or are making space for your growing family needs or just don’t want something anymore – we would love to have it.

We take all donations in every FARA shop – if in doubt please call the shop you wish to donate to and a member of the shop team can advise you.

We promise to share your generosity across London amongst our 28 general stores, 13 dedicated kids shops, our book and homewares stores and FARA’s specialist retro, vintage and designer shop RETROMANIA London.

FARA will reuse or recycle as much of your donation as possible. Donating incomplete or broken items that are unsellable means we are responsible for its safe disposal the cost of which reduces vitally needed funds for the Charity. We work with recyclers, local councils and rag merchants to ensure as little as possible ends up in landfill. If it has a value, we will endeavour to realise its potential.

Waste isn’t waste until you waste it.


What does FARA actually accept?

We will accept pretty much everything within reason…except for large, non-flat screen television sets, computer hard drives, white goods (e.g. fridges, cookers, freezers), any safety equipment (child car seats, cycling helmets, ice skate for example) and electric blankets.

We can only sell electrical items that have been tested and meet legal safety requirements of the British Standard or European equivalent. Items that do meet required standards can be donated and we will PAT test them prior to sale.

If you have a query about an item you wish to donate that is not covered here please ring FARA Shops Head Office on 0208 973 0910 or email mail@faracharityshops.org for advice.

Please contact FARA Shops directly before making a donation of large items to ensure they have space to accommodate them.

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Does FARA make collections?

Our Warehouse is fully committed to servicing our shops, however, in exceptional circumstances where donations are too large or heavy to carry/fit in a car, FARA may be able to organise a collection. We require as much information as possible for collections requests– a full description including photographs is helpful to us for make an assessment. Please email these to mail@faracharityshops.org or speak to the Shop Manager at the FARA shop you wish to donate to for additional advice.


I want to make a corporate donation – who do I contact?

Returns, samples or your offices lost property – we are grateful for any type of donation big or small – the goods can range from clothes to furniture to books. Not only will partnering with FARA ensure that our Charity can continue its operations in Romania, but will also help to promote sustainable, responsible retail practise in London. If your company would like to make a stock donation to FARA please email mail@faracharityshops.org


I have a question about a donation?

If you have a question about your donation or Gift Aid please contact us. Our Head Office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday 020 8973 0910 or email us at mail@faracharityshops.org

Or alternatively contact the Shop Manager of the shop you wish to donate to. They can advise you on particulars such as opening times & parking.

If you are unable to access a FARA Shop you can still show your support by donating directly to FARA Charity.

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FARA Charity Shops supporting the work of FARA Charity transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in Romania. FARA Enterprises Limited is wholly owned by the FARA Foundation. Registered Charity No. 1139349