A local charity supporting the local community

Give2give was established in 2003 and has developed over the years to become the leading reuse charity in the Bromley area; helping people with good quality and affordable pre-owned items.  We are non-profit making and funds raised are used to support our charitable aims and activities, and to develop and improve the services we can offer to the local community.  We provide a range of charitable activities to support local people in need, as well as small charities and community groups across the London Borough of Bromley and the surrounding regions.

We raise funds by selling donated items that are given generously by local people. Give2give sells reuse furniture, household and white goods from its two large furniture stores in Hayes and Orpington, and clothing, toys, books and bric-a-brac from its charity shop in Hayes.

As a charity give2give helps by providing good quality reuse furniture and household items at affordable prices.  We also offer a discount scheme for local people on low income and, in some cases, items are provided free of charge to those experiencing financial hardship. The charity also provides volunteer, work experience and training opportunities for local people. Our full set of charitable aims are shown below.

Charitable aims

In the Autumn of 2012 give2give’s Board of Trustees reviewed the original charitable aims, which had not changed since 2003.  The review concluded that the re-use and recycling activities could in themselves provide a valuable benefit to local people and the community.  The charity’s aims should therefore align more closely with its core activities of re-use and recycling.  Consent from the Charity Commission was sought to amend the charitable aims, and this was given in February 2013.

give2give’s new charitable aims are shown below:

(a) To relieve financial hardship by re-use and recycling to provide safe, clean and affordable furniture and other household items to people in, or vulnerable to, hardship or poverty, primarily but not exclusively within the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas.

(b) To relieve financial hardship amongst people who are in, or vulnerable to, hardship or poverty, primarily but not exclusively within the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas, by the provision of free services such as (but not limited to) a community minibus scheme, a caravan holiday scheme, providing free furniture and carrying out gardening and decorating projects.

(c) To protect and preserve the environment by encouraging re-use and recycling of furniture and other household items and by promoting waste reduction.

(d) To relieve unemployment for the public benefit primarily but not exclusively within the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas in such ways as may be thought fit, including the provision of training, work experience and volunteering opportunities for unemployed people including (but not limited to) those with support needs.

(e) To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by providing financial assistance and/or services, and by donating goods to not-for-profit community groups and small charities within the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas whose objects are (or include) to prevent people from becoming socially excluded and/or to relieve the needs of such people and/or to assist them to integrate into society.

Giving back to the community

Alongside the revised charitable aims, we have also expanded the range of charitable activities that give2give provides.  Please see the ‘Giving back’ page under the Community section for more details.

Although give2give’s sales are to the general public any charitable benefit that is provided through the re-use furniture stores, for example, discounted or free of charge goods, can be separately recorded in our stock and sales database for complete transparency. This means that we can account for every item donated to us, and how the items are used; either to raise funds or to provide charitable help for local good causes.  The value of charitable help given will be reported each year in the Annual Accounts and Trustees report.

A few people we have helped

Working with us

As a community based charity it is important that we get to know and work with local people, charities and community groups.  We are developing how we can work more with others and this includes better promotion of our existing community activities, and identifying and setting up some new initiatives with partners.

Keeping our supporters informed

We know you will want to hear how we are using the funds raised through the sale of donated goods.  We will regularly update our website with news and information, provide information in our shops, and through the supporters’ newsletter. If you would like a copy of our newsletter please click here

How you can be the difference

give2give - A helping hand for your local community

Phone 0345 680 6888 for more information
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How you can be the difference

give2give: Bromley’s Environment Awards Green Business winner (2012 & 2009) & Overall Winner (2009)