Recycling donations to improve the lives of others
Our mission is to help those in need by recycling, reusing and passing on practical items. We support many families and individuals in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, who may find themselves with no essential household or personal items.
The continuing refugee and asylum crisis
Care UK Charity is continuing to provide aid through various agencies for several hundred asylum seekers in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. These people have fled their homes with just a handful of the most basic personal possessions and made difficult and dangerous journeys to get here. Any humanitarian help we can provide makes a huge difference to people who are in desperate need, hoping to start a new life here in the UK. We urgently need items such as men's clothing for 18 to 30 year olds. We have seen many an asylum seeker with nothing on their feet or just flip flops. Please raid your wardrobes and send us any good condition clothing, footwear and coats that you can spare. We would also welcome surplus stock from retailers of items such toothpastes, shampoos, etc. For a more complete list of things we urgently need, please see our Urgent Needs page.
How to get your items to us
We have a shop, donation station and sorting centre at The Care UK Charity Home Store and More, Riverside Retail Park, Wharf Street, Warrington (previously Laura Ashley) where you can take donated items 10am and 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. For larger items, our Home Store can take vehicle deliveries, but please contact us in advance to make arrangements. For more information about our donation station, please see our contacts page.
How to volunteer your time
Both businesses and individuals can help us. Share your skills with us or better still learn a new one. For details on volunteering, see our Help Us page, join our Facebook group Care UK Charity (Refugee Aid North West) or contact us by email.
How to donate money
Whilst your donations of clothing and furniture are invaluable to us, we also need funds to buy toiletries, baby milk, duvets, and basic household items such as kettles and hotplates, not luxuries, just things which most of us take for granted. Any donation, however large or small, is very appreciated. You can make secure online donations using a credit or debit card, https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/donate?cid=101656