DONATE OLD AND VINTAGE ITEMS

to save the small things that run the planet

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

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Your donation helps Buglife The Invertebrate Conservation Trust to stop the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates.

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.

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A NEW WAY TO HELP

We have joined forces with Buglife The Invertebrate Conservation Trust to make it even easier to help them save the small things that run the planet.Read moreBuglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. They are actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish.

There are more than 40,000 invertebrate species in the UK, and many of these are under threat as never before. Each invertebrate species plays a unique and important role in the web of life, but once lost, they cannot be replaced. Many invertebrates have incredible life stories yet to be told, and we literally don’t know what we are on the brink of losing.

Invertebrates are vitally important to a healthy planet – humans and other life forms could not survive without them. The food we eat, the fish we catch, the birds we see, the flowers we smell and the hum of life we hear, simply would not exist without bugs. Invertebrates underpin life on earth and without them the world’s ecosystems would collapse.

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

Send us a box full of items and we take care of the rest. Buglife receives a sum of money based on the value of the items you send in. The more you send, the more money the charity raises.Show less
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Order your FREE Donation Pack to get started. Vintage Giving handles everything for Buglife, 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 Buglife, in your name.

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  • Experts handling your items
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  • No hassle or cost for you
  • No overhead costs for Buglife
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A SUSTAINABLE WAY TO HELP

Help Buglife and save the small things that run the planet. 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 Buglife more for a while now. Such an easy way to help do some good!”

£50

could purchase sufficient hand tools to translocate rare invertebrate nests such as the Narrow-headed ant.


£75

could purchase a GPS tracker to pinpoint key invertebrate locations.


£100

could cover the cost of creating an artificial deadwood nesting site for rare beetles.

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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 Buglife. Order your donation pack now.

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Use the new way to support Buglife and help save the planet.

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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 Buglife. Order your donation pack now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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