Hi All!

It’s that time of year again – Give and Makeup is now accepting donations for London and Wales via the addresses below. To recap on what we need/accept, both leading up to Christmas and into the New Year:

For the children, newborn – teen, anything that fits into a shoebox/similar sized box including:

  • new pyjamas and underwear
  • babygros and vests
  • colouring books and pencils
  • toys (no toy guns or weapons please)
  • puzzles
  • appropriate teen gifts
  • no religious books/presents please
  • Basically, anything you do not need or can afford to buy that you would happily give to your best friend if she just had a baby/had small children, we will usually accept.

For the women:

  • all toiletries – as new as possible please, and sealed well to avoid breakages in the packaging
  • new, unused underwear and pyjamas (we are no longer accepting good quality used underwear because we have very different definitions of what constitutes ‘clean and nearly new’).
  • Any unwanted makeup and perfume gifts from your Christmas presents
  • any good quality coats and clothing that are easy to post

Some FAQs:

  • Give and Makeup do not pay for postage
  • We are unable to give you the locations for personal deliveries for obvious reasons, please do not be offended. The safety of the families in the shelters is paramount.
  • The donations go directly to Refuge, not via my office.

If you have any other questions please let me know. And Thank You – this is our 7th year of donations. MERRY CHRISTMAS!