Donating furniture

How it works

We rely on your donations of unwanted furniture to help people in need. To organise a collection simply call us at the office on 0113 2739727 (select option 2), let us know what you want to donate and we will offer you the next available time slot. 

We collect from all Leeds City Council areas, Monday-Friday except on public holidays. We recommend giving us 3-5 working days notice to avoid disappointment, but we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

We ask that all furniture offered is in good condition, and soft furnishings (including mattresses, sofas and cushioned dining chairs) need fire safety labels attached – if you’re unsure what to look for we can advise you when you call.

Please do not be disappointed if we are unable to accept items for reasons of safety or quality. The final decision is at the discretion of our van drivers at point of collection.

What we typically collect

We re-use most major household furniture items, and in particular our clients are always in need of the basics: sofas, beds, bedroom storage, tables, chairs and other living room furniture. Unfortunately we cannot collect any electrical appliances or white goods, so we recommend trying the other furniture reuse charities in Leeds if you have any of those. However, we also gratefully receive smaller household items in addition to furniture donations, especially bedding, curtains, towels, crockery, cutlery, pans and mirrors.

Where your furniture goes

The vast majority of furniture donated to us is re-donated to people on low incomes or state benefits. People who receive our furniture have to be referred our list of approved referral agencies, so you can be sure your furniture is making a big difference to people who are really struggling or in significant financial need. Only items that are unsuitable to give away (e.g. are too big or rarely requested) are sold at a charity shop run by St George’s Crypt, profits from which go back into both charities.