Charity Furniture and electrical charity shops

Buy and donate preloved furniture and electrical goods at our charity furniture stores. Find a Red Cross furniture charity shop near you and visit soon.

Sustainable charity furniture shopping that supports the Red Cross

The British Red Cross has specialist charity furniture and electrical shops around the UK. These stock a range of affordable, preloved furniture and electrical goods.

Buying a second-hand furniture and electrical goods is a great way to make your shopping more sustainable. By giving preloved goods a new home. you can contribute to the valuable cycle of reusing and recycling, instead of buying new.

We also sell furniture and electrical items in all our local charity shops, and you can donate second-hand furniture and electrical appliances there as well. 

To buy electrical items online, please visit our eBay shop.

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A volunteer arranges a tea set on a table at a British Red Cross furniture and electrical charity shop.

Does the Red Cross take furniture donations?

Yes, you can donate second-hand furniture to one of our specialist shops near you.

Some of our local Red Cross charity shops also take furniture, but please call first to check if they can accept your donation

What kinds of furniture can I donate?

You can donate anything from a second-hand sofa to a TV, or a lamp to an armchair. We can take a wide range of preloved or unused furniture and household goods. 

Please contact a Red Cross charity furniture shop near you if you have any questions about furniture donations.

Does the Red Cross have a charity furniture collection?

Dropping off your second-hand furniture can be difficult. We understand that it may not be possible for everyone. To help make sure you can still give your valuable donations, some of our charity shops can collect your furniture donation from your home.

Please call your local Red Cross charity shop or one of our specialist furniture shops to check if they can collect your furniture or electrical goods. 

Can I donate a bed?

We can accept donations of bed frames as well as good quality duvet covers, cushions, and cushion covers. Unfortunately, our British Red Cross charity shops don't take duvets, pillows, or mattress donations or offer collections for hygiene reasons.

Your Red Cross charity shop can give you more information about the charity furniture donations they can accept.

Two volunteers move a bed from a van to a British Red Cross furniture and electrical charity shop.

Can I donate second-hand crockery, like dinner sets, bowls, and other kitchenware?

Yes, we are grateful for donations of all kinds of items for the home, such as dinner sets, bowls, china, teapots and teacups, glasses, cutlery, and plates. If your item is in good condition and you think someone could use it, our charity shops can probably find it a new home.  


It was also fun to chat with those who came in to donate their books, crockery and other household items.
Mellissa, a volunteer at a Red Cross furniture and electrical shop

Can I donate electrical items to your charity shops?

Yes, our specialist and local shops can take donations of new, used, and vintage electrical goods.

We would particularly like:

  • TVs, DVD players, and other media players
  • small electrical appliances, such as lamps
  • games consoles including Xbox and PlayStation
  • hair straighteners.

Some of our shops can accept white goods such as a fridge, washing machine or dishwasher – please contact the shop to check first. 

Find one of our electrical charity shops near you to donate today.

No, for security reasons, we cannot accept donations of:

  • gas appliances
  • microwaves and electric heaters
  • computer hard drives
  • mobility scooters.

See a full list of items we can’t sell.

Where to buy second-hand furniture from the Red Cross

Use our local charity shop search tool to find used furniture stores near you.

Help yourself, while helping others

Shopping in any Red Cross charity shop means your purchase will make a real difference to someone in need. Money spent in our shops goes towards helping us carry out the vital work we do everyday. 

Buying second-hand furniture also helps you too with saving money.

From a preloved sofa to a flat screen TV, you can shop an array of high-quality electrical items and second-hand furniture, all at affordable prices.