David Franklin poses with items to donate outside the Oxfam shop on Cowley Road, Oxford
David Franklin poses with items to donate outside the Oxfam shop on Cowley Road, Oxford

What you can donate

Your unwanted items could give someone the support they need to create a future free from poverty. Find out what we can and can't turn into life-changing cash.

Covid-19 Update:

Our shops are currently closed in line with government restrictions.

Once our shops reopen, we advise calling ahead to confirm when your local shop will have space to store your items. This allows us to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe whilst making the most of your generous donations. Thank you for choosing to donate to Oxfam.

What we can sell

  • Good quality, clean clothing and shoes (including vintage and retro items, and even bras!)
  • Bags and accessories
  • Valuable items
  • Books
  • Music (CDs, vinyl, DVDs, Blu-rays, musical instruments and sheet music)
  • Homewares: china, kitchenware, ornaments, pictures, collectables 
  • Soft furnishings: small rugs, linen, curtains (must be clean and in good condition) 
  • Knitted items and blankets
  • Toys and games
  • Wedding dresses and accessories
  • Mobile phones
  • Furniture
  • Stamps (including used stamps) and coins

What we can't sell

  • Electrical goods that run off the mains (a few shops do accept these, so please check before donating)
  • Medical equipment
  • Anything broken, dirty, incomplete or unsafe
  • Single computers (but we would be happy to hear from your company if you would like to donate multiple units)
  • White goods (cookers, washing machines etc)
  • Safety headgear (e.g. motorcycle crash helmets)
  • There are some other items that we cannot sell for safety or legal reasons. If in doubt, please ask your local Oxfam shop before donating.
  • Identifiable work/school uniforms  


Please donate anything else you think will raise money for Oxfam. Be imaginative! But if you're still unsure then please ask your local Oxfam shop, or call Shop Support on 0300 200 1333.