Making a Donation
Before visiting one of our stores or calling to arrange a donation, please check out our Covid-19 Response page to see what we are doing in store and on the van to protect you and our team.
To donate your items, simply contact your local store:
Gift Aid It
Whatever you are donating, if you are a UK tax payer we can increase the value of your donation through Gift Aid at no extra cost to you. The extra revenue generated by Gift Aid when you donate furniture allows us to keep our prices low and carry on our work to support people in the local community. Simply let us know when you call us that you wish to be registered for gift aid, then apart from the annual statement you shouldn’t hear another thing about it…apart from our thanks!
If you have furniture or houshold items you no longer want or need, rather than just throwing it away why not donate it so that someone else can make use of it. As long as it’s reuseable your old furniture could be just the thing someone else needs. We can collect almost any reusable furniture that you would otherwise be getting rid of free of charge. You can also drop off donated items at any one of our stores, but we do appreciate a call or message to let us know you’re coming.
To donate furniture, it must be in a clean and reuseable condition – we can not accept items that are damp, water-damaged, very worn or particularly grimy. All upholstered furniture and children’s furniture must have a fire safety label in line with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 or sooner. We do also take project pieces in Selby and Scarborough, so if you’re unsure do call the individual store and mention you have an item for the Workshop and we will happily discuss what you have.
Please be aware that our drivers will inspect the furniture on collection and reserve the right to refuse items that they do not assess as being reuseable.
If your furniture is no longer in a useable condition please consider recycling it through the York Recycling Service. York Recycling Service is a specialist recycling company that ensures every component of your old furniture gets used again rather than going to waste.
Donating Electrical Goods
We happily collect unwanted electrical appliances including fridges and freezers, washing machines, electric cookers (however not integrated appliances), lamps and other small electricals. These must be in working order, although each one is thoroughly tested before going on sale.
Please note that we cannot collect electric fires or gas appliances as we are unable to test these thoroughly.
Buying pre-owned furniture from us
Either visit one of our stores, check the individual stores Facebook page (see below) or call the store directly to discuss your needs.
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Each store has a wide range of items that change on a daily basis and the Facebook pages are updated regularly to highlight recent arrivals. Payment can be made over the phone with a debit or credit card but please ensure you ask any questions, check the item will fit where you want it and do please remember all items are sold as seen.
We keep our prices as low as possible and offer an additional concession discount if you have evidence of being on a low income e.g. Universal Credit, pension credits, students, etc
We offer a delivery service at all our stores, usually within a week. And if you wish to donate furniture at the same time just let us know in advance.
Our drivers have a busy schedule and often won’t have the space to take additional items on the van without forewarning.
We also sell a range of white goods, such as washing machines, fridge freezers and cookers. We’ve built up a great relationship with our suppliers and can provide these at very affordable prices. All new goods come with a full warranty.
Alongside the white goods we sell a range of new beds and mattresses in sizes from single to super king size along with a range of new bedroom furniture such as wardrobes and bedside cabinets. Our mattresses and bases are sold separately so you can buy the complete bed you want to fit your needs.
Paint at affordable prices
As part of the Community RePaint scheme, donated paint is available to buy at all Community Furniture Stores. Paint is donated either via the RePaint Scheme or direct to store from shops, manufacturers or the general public, this is then processed in store to ensure its useable and to confirm its colour and quantity before being put on sale at only £2 per litre. Tins range from 75ml up to 10l tubs so however big or small your project we should have something to suit.
We also sell ReColour – Remanufactured leftover paint sold in 5 litre tubs at £3 per litre. ReColour comes in a range of 10 colours and is available in a matt or silk finish.
We can arrange collections of paint from the trade – decorators, retail stores, etc. The paint does need to be checked and processed and there is a small charge for this, although this is considerably lower than disposing of it at your local council facility.
If you have small amounts of leftover paint that you wish to dispose of, you should take this to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.