WHAT THE SOROPTIMIST SOUTHWEST AND CHANNEL ISLANDS REGION IS COLLECTING.
This is the amazing list that shows how much is being collected by Clubs in our South West and Channel Islands Region. Donations go to local, regional, national and international charities and organisations that share our purpose. It will give our Clubs ideas of what they could collect and who they can help, beyond their own collection. Hopefully, by working together even more can be achieved. Please share this list with all members and ask friends and family to see if they have any unwanted items which could be recycled to help others. Remember to label who the donation is for please and also put your Club name on the label.
Updated November 2021
WHO COLLECTS WHAT?
Only accept Good quality items: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; paired shoes fastened together; handbags; hats; bags; scarves and ties; jewellery; lingerie; socks; belts; soft toys; household linen; household curtains; household towels; household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers).
Do not collect: Duvets and blankets; pillows and cushions; carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats); soiled, painted, ripped, holed or wet clothing; school uniforms, with or without school logo; corporate clothing or work wear; textiles off-cuts, yarns or threaded material; garments that have become ‘bobbly’ with wear.
Walker’s crisp packets
|Bath||Jewellery any material, watches, old bank notes and coins
Ring pulls from drinks cans only NOT from other cans. Used stamps. Leather and canvas bags.
|Small items to Freepost RSXA-GJBY-ARRZ, Soroptimist International, DEG. Unit 14 Amber Business Village Tamworth B77 4RP
|Bristol||Dried foods, tins etc. Pencils, rulers, erasers. Small toiletries. Household items, towels bedding. Used postage stamps.||Yvonne Mackeson
|Brixham||Used stamps. Old spectacles. Mobile phones. Ring pulls for SI Bath. Clothes for SI Barnstaple||Audrey Taylor
|Cheltenham||Toiletries. Small items for Christmas boxes. Cans, garden plastic, & VHS videos/cassette tapes||Yvonne Everett
|Cirencester||Will collect anything for other clubs. Ring pulls. Small toiletries|
|Guernsey||Good quality Children’s books||Julia Quigley|
|Jersey||Baby vests, baby clothes. Medication can be slightly out of date. Second hand spectacles||Jill Campbell|
|Plymouth||Love in a box-hats, scarves, gloves children and adult. Maths sets, calculators, exercise books, little toys, dollies and bouncing balls. Children games, puzzles, sweets. Baby knitted blankets. Christmas gifts and wrappings for the elderly. Good paperback books. Soaps, talc, shampoo, flannels, food, slippers, new underwear and nightwear, Combs, brushes and slippers.||Lorraine Gillings
|St Austell||Jewellery/trinkets, used cartridges. Used stamps. Spectacles. Unwanted gadgets i.e. Sat Navs, lap tops, mobile phones, games machines. Old British coins and foreign coins
Used ballpoint pens, highlighters and markers. Old plastic toothbrushes. Finished toothpaste tubes. Plastic biscuit wrappers
|Swindon||Quality children’s books. Christmas boxes, small toiletries, face masks, nail polish, mini make up bags also smart nearly new or new clothing||Lydia Cardew
|Taunton||Small toiletries and gifts for Christmas boxes. Good quality second hand or new books for Drove school aged 5-8 years. Smart new or nearly new clothes and shoes for the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre||Ruth Demenis|
|Tiverton||Mittens and hats for children. Baby blankets must be baby wool 120 stitches square-patterns available. Sleeping bags which have to be special to protect the homeless persons belongings. Twiddle muffs to a local nursery||
|Weston Super Mare||Stamps
Soft plastics & blister packs
|Yeovil-Sherborne||2L Plastic bottles stuffed with non recyclable plastic.
New and used jewellery for Yeovil Hospital Breast Cancer Unit