A list of places where unwanted goods can be donated to and also what organisations will take what in the Dartford area.
Choices (Formerly North Kent Women’s Aid) is appealing for toys for the children in refuge but they have to
be new please. Also gifts for mums and selection boxes. These families have fled violent
relationships so are not near family, friends, etc. Www.nkwa.org.uk. Tel 01322 384792. Drop
offs arranged in Dartford & Gravesend. All donations for Xmas (inc non perishable food)
Stone Beavers/Cubs/Scouts are always looking for anything that would help run their
programme, like paper, felt tip pens, paint, glue, sports equipment for indoor / outdoor use,
string, rope and camping/cooking equipment. Please contact Mick on Mstrevens@aol.com
Dimples Day Nursery would be grateful for any of the following: scrap paper, note pads, card,
colouring pens/pencils, fabric (shiny, silky, sheer), dressing up clothes, off cuts of wood,
children’s books, plants (tomato plants, bulbs things like that). Logs for Forest School. Please
Elm Court (in Priory Mews on Watling Street) would be grateful for vases books and jigsaw
puzzles and anything else that may keep their elderly residents occupied.
The Brent Rangers (at The Brent Primary School) are grateful for any donations of
seeds, bulbs or plant pots
British Heart Foundation will collect good quality furniture. Here is the link to arrange
The Ellenor Lions Hospice today can take all foreign currency, no matter how small, mobile
phones, including charger, old toners from printers and clothing and bric a brac for their
shops. They will also take toiletries and goods for raffles.
The Dartford Men Shed are grateful for donations of tools. Email them on
Dartford and Crayford Sea Cadets would like anything nautical, boats, garden tools or any
related memorabilia. Contact them on 01322 225730 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cats Protection League can use cat scratching posts, cat toys, food, litter, towels
and just about anything that can be used by cats. Please contact them on this link: http://
KATZ collect donations of cat food via the donation box in Dartford Sainsbury’s. They also are grateful for blankets, towels
and any other items can use. Call Vivienne on 07837488942.
Food and toiletries can be dropped off to the Gateway Vineyard Dartford on a Tuesday, Wednesday
or Thursday between 10am and 2pm. The foodbank is open on a Tuesday morning between 10am
and 12noon or Thursday afternoon between 3pm and 5pm where donations are also gratefully
received. There are further Food Bank drop-off points at St Edmund’s Church, Dartford and
Orchards Junior Scale Model Club, meets in the Meeting Place, Orchards Shopping Centre every other Monday and
would be grateful for any donations of model kits to build – see their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
OrchardsJuniorScaleModelClub?fref=ts or contact email@example.com.
Alzheimers and Dementia Support Services have a day centre Garden Lodge based in Northfleet but, includeing Dartford area residents. They are asking for donations of wool. People could drop off to our day centre or it could be collected.
compiled by Kelly Goldsworthy