Help us to help others

can you help?

There are a number of ways you can contribute to your community though Starter Packs.


You can join the team helping to sort donations, preparing packs, helping our van crew or in our shops putting out stock or serving our lovely customers. No amount of time is too small. Whether you can manage an hour or two, an afternoon, or a day, regular or sporadic, any amount of time makes a huge difference. Please get in touch with our office or pop in to the shops and say hello. You can even do it collectively by getting your work or school to help as part of their social and corporate responsibility.


Starter Packs only exists thanks to your generosity and much needed donations. Whether it is second hand items you're donating as part of a house clear-out, pack items you've bought for us to distribute directly in our packs, or cash you've found down the back of the sofa, all donations are put to good use. You can drop off any items at our shop, The Magpie's Nest, where all goods are sorted for the packs as well as the shops. Some supporters even get bulk pack items delivered straight to us from their favourite shops or online suppliers.


Whether it's organizing a sponsored walk or silence, bake-sale or disco, you can get your schools involved too and workplaces with "bring an item to work" type events. We are always incredibly grateful for any support individuals, companies or schools can offer. Also, if exercise or staying silent isn't your thing, you can even help by simply shopping via online sites like Easy Fundraising. With many big stores signed up, you shop online and they give a donation to us without it costing you a penny extra, with more information on our website. You can also give cash directly by texting SSPG25 £2/£5/£10 to 70070.