2nd hand children's items: want to donate to charity

Delboy

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Has anyone any names of charities that collect 2nd hand goods for sending on to families in need in the 3rd world? Any organisations that maybe fill containers and ship them abroad to orphanages, schools etc?

I have a shed full of various children's bits and bobs, all in very good condition and it would be a shame to have to dump them but that's what going to happen in Spring.
- sturdy baby buggies (big brand names) in very good condition
- cots
- children's bikes
- any amount of toys
- children's clothing

The charity shops here won't take most of that stuff I've listed. No one is interested on sites like done deal etc either.
We've always looked after our stuff and they've been passed through our kids but we've reached the end of the line!
 
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Thirsty

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Has anyone any names of charities that collect 2nd hand goods for sending on to families in need in the 3rd world? Any organisations that maybe fill containers and ship them abroad to orphanages, schools etc?

I have a shed full of various children's bits and bobs, all in very good condition and it would be a shame to have to dump them but that's what going to happen in Spring.
- sturdy baby buggies )bug brand names) in very good condition
- cots
- children's bikes
- any amount of toys
- children's clothing

The charity shops here won't take most of that stuff I've listed. No one is interested on sites like done deal etc either.
We've always looked after our stuff and they've been passed through our kids but we've reached the end of the line!
Not sure where you are based but my local charity shops have never turned away bags of donated items. Free cycle / local community facebook pages are equally successful.

Shipping our used goods to developing countries harms their local economies & is not to be recommended.
 

Northie

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No one will take this type of stuff anymore in Ireland and its been like that for some time. People only want new buggies, cots etc

Have to say I disagree, I'm on local facebook group and I'm constantly amazed at the stuff people put up and equally what gets taken. Baby and kids stuff in particular (and especially the things OP has listed) fly out. Its a little bit of work to photograph and manage but worth it. Its my go to place for the kids things that are passed being used in my own house.
 

muinteoir

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You would definitely find someone on Freecycle that would be delighted to take that stuff.
 

Peanuts20

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SVDP in my area were happy to take most of these things off us in the past. Only thing they wouldn't accept was car seats for kids on grounds of health and safety.
 

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NCBI Ringsend Kids

They are a charity shop specialising in children's items, buggies etc.:

9 Bridge Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4
email: ringsendkids.retail@ncbi.ie
Phone: 087 139 43 48

ncbi.ie/shop-with-us/retail-stores/specialised-shops/kids/

Also, some St V de P shops accept clean toys and children's clothes.
 

Delboy

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Thanks all. I'll look into all the above options in the new year.
Appreciate the assistance
 

becky

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My local charity shop takes buggies. A young mother friend of mine buys clothes and toys for her 3 year old from the charity shop. She said she regrets buying new stuff that her daughter grew out of in jig time when she can 2 or 3 outfits plus a few toys for a tenner.

During heighten media information about a particular crises overseas there are often drop off spots. I suppose they have booked slots to take the bigger cabins.
 
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Leper

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We were ridding our house of some stuff a couple of years ago and after getting nil interest from local facebook and DoneDeal I contacted our local parish priest and the Church of Ireland vicar. The sitting room suite, childrens toys, buggy, dining room table and chairs and more were collected by needy people within a few days.
 

Bliss78

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See if your local area has a facebook free cycle page. I've given away everything from left over wall paper through to kids bikes, scooters, toys and even wall stickers. Tallaght family free cycle was the facebook page where I got rid of most stuff.
 

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No one will take this type of stuff anymore in Ireland and its been like that for some time. People only want new buggies, cots etc
That is actually not entirely true. We have a local freecycle group in my town and everything (and I mean everything) gets passed on. It's a particularly environmentally conscious group but there are plenty of people like that out there.
 

Purple

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SVDP in my area were happy to take most of these things off us in the past. Only thing they wouldn't accept was car seats for kids on grounds of health and safety.
They didn't want anything from me that wasn't still in the wrapper.
 

fidelcastro

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You can advertise on Done Deals, for zero cost and simply put price as zero, lots of childrens stuff (high chairs, cots, clothes) we have given away.
 
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