DONATE OLD AND VINTAGE ITEMS

to help transform lives after spinal cord injury

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Sustainability-led fundraising. Turning your old and unused vintage items into donations for Back Up. Everything you send gets sold or used, nothing ever goes to waste.

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Your donation helps Back Up to inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life.

ITEMS YOU CAN SEND TO HELP

They don’t have to be in perfect condition or working. Although, they raise even more money if they are.

Items we do not accept:

Please do not send these items as they will not generate any income for your chosen charity.

Clothes, china, glassware, stamps, postcards, modern toys, modern electronics, furniture, comics, mobile phones and furniture.

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A NEW WAY TO HELP

We have joined forces with Back Up to make it even easier to help transform lives after spinal cord injury. Every four hours, someone in the UK is UpRead more permanently paralysed. Back inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life.

For over 30 years, Back Up have been helping people and their families to rebuild their independence after a devastating spinal cord injury. Their award-winning, practical services challenge the perceptions of what’s possible and increase people's skills and confidence.

Through our FREE and simple service, your old stuff is turned into a much needed donation to Back Up.

Send us a box full of items and we take care of the rest. Back Up receives a sum of money based on the value of the items you send in. The more you send, the more money the charity raisesShow less
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There are an estimated 50,000 people in the UK living with a spinal cord injury and each year approximately 2,500 people are newly injured.

how it works

Order your FREE Donation Pack to get started. Vintage Giving handles everything for Back Up, saving time and valuable money, helping the end cause receive more.

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Find a box and fill with old or vintage items. Up to 30KG.

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Get a free Parcelforce home collection, or drop off at a Post Office for free.

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Donated items turned into funds for Back Up, in your name.

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A SUSTAINABLE WAY TO HELP

Help Back Up and inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. Your donated goods will be promoting a more responsible way of living.

Most of the things people send sit in homes for years and then often end up in landfill. By donating your old items, you’ll be giving them a new home and helping more people buy used, instead of new.

We make sure nothing goes to waste. Every donation is sold, repurposed or recycled. Be a part in fuelling the circular economy and start packing up your box.

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Recent Donations

How other people are helping

£362 Raised

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Sophie from London raised £362 with this selection of silver spoons, jewellery and pens.

“The items had just been sat in the bureau for years and I thought it was time they did something useful.”

£70 Raised

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Penny from Barnet raised £70 by sending in her old, tangled and unwanted jewellery.

“I hadn’t worn any of these bits in a while. I’m thrilled my old stuff has gone on to make a difference!”

£55 Raised

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Pete from Manchester raised £55 from this collection of items.

“Brilliant. Absolutely chuffed. I’ve no interest in the bits I sent in but I’ve been wanting to help Back Up more for a while now. Such an easy way to help do some good!”

£25

could provide a child with a spinal cord injury support as they settle back into school life. Back Up's school advocates work with the school and family to ensure the right support is in place, and that no child with a spinal cord injury ever feels left out.


£100

could pay for someone with a spinal cord injury to challenge their perception of what's possible in everyday life through a day of life-affirming indoor and outdoor activities on Back Up's Multi-Activity Course.


£200

could enable someone to attend a Back Up to Work course and develop the confidence they need to get back to work after their injury.

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EVERY ITEM YOU SEND HELPS

Just by clearing out some old things from your home, you’ll be able to support Back Up. Order your donation pack now.

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Use the new way to support Back Up to help transform lives after spinal cord injury.

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Declutter to free your mind as well as space in your home.

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Help support the circular economy.

Just by clearing out some old things from your home, you’ll be able to support Back Up. Order your donation pack now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately not. Please do not send clothes in your box of items as our team do not specialise in this area.

Clothes, china, glassware, stamps, postcards, modern toys, modern electronics, furniture, comics, mobile phones and furniture.

Yes and no: when you join you select the charity. If your charity isn’t on the list you can manually enter their details. We cannot split donations between multiple charities at this time.

Yes it is. Your donation is given to your chosen charity in your name, giving them the opportunity to thank you for your generosity.

Yes. You get an email within 5 working days of your box arriving with us.

Your chosen charity receives 100% of the value of your donated items. By donating through Vintage Giving, you’re making a crucial contribution to your chosen cause’s fundraising stream.

Once we have accepted your donated items we give your chosen charity the money your donation has raised.

Your donated items now become part of our stock. We aim to sell your items for up to twice their original value through our worldwide network of traders, collectors, dealers and online platforms. This is to cover all costs that we incur for distribution, personnel, IT and office costs, for example.

By donating through us, you’re raising money for your chosen cause, preventing items ending up in landfill and giving your old items a second life!

Not right now but we are launching in many countries in 2019. Sign up and we will notify you when we are live in your country.

No, we cover the cost of postage and we charge you no fees for handling your items.

There are a few simple steps, you can see them here. If you have a specific question or would just like us to send you some more information, leave us a message here.

Yes. When you join you get 1 free postage label and can send a box weighing up to 30kg. However, you can call to arrange a home collection as many times as you like.

Send us a message here and give us some more details. We’re more than happy to help if you have a large amount.

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