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    • Mids_Costcutter
    • By Mids_Costcutter 29th Jul 12, 10:09 AM
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    Donating used bedding to a charity
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    • 29th Jul 12, 10:09 AM
    Donating used bedding to a charity 29th Jul 12 at 10:09 AM
    We have duvets, duvet covers, sheets and pillows that we'd like to donate to any charity which could make use of them. Local charity shops and clothing banks won't take (space issues I guess) and a homeless charity in Birmingham requests donations of new bedding only.

    Obviously giving away on Freecycle might be an option, but does anyone know of any West Midlands' charities that might want?
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 29th Jul 12, 10:46 AM
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    • 29th Jul 12, 10:46 AM
    If you google 'homeless charities in Birmingham, you should come up with at least one. Other than that, do you have any animal sanctuaries, kennels are usually happy to take duvets etc.
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    • gaztruman
    • By gaztruman 2nd Aug 12, 9:53 AM
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    My girlfriend through all our old bedding away the other day. I felt like it should have gone to a charity shop or another home.
    • Valli
    • By Valli 3rd Aug 12, 10:46 AM
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    charity shops round here would taked washed bedlinen; chances are though that finding someone to take used duvets and pillow might be harder, for hygiene reasons and also because of fire safety issues.

    You could try RSPCA or animal shelters as they may use duvets/pillows for animal bedding.
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    • 3rd Aug 12, 12:49 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 12, 12:49 PM
    Hi, I know its too far away for you but for anyone nearer the west norfolk RSPCA wildlife and seal sanctuary always need blankets and sheets for their birds and annimals.
    Last edited by pinetree; 03-08-2012 at 12:50 PM. Reason: spelling mistake
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    • By warwicktiger 3rd Aug 12, 12:53 PM
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    Animal shelters, also the Guide Dogs for the Blind HQ in Leamington Spa are always advertising locally for used bedding. Can give you the address if you wish.
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    • 3rd Aug 12, 3:50 PM
    Sue Ryder Care Charity shops take used bedding, not sure if you have one near you though!
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    • By McKneff 3rd Aug 12, 3:53 PM
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    Help the aged will actually take them, even if they are not usable again, they can sell them as rags and so add to their income.
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    • Tiddlywinks
    • By Tiddlywinks 3rd Aug 12, 11:46 PM
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    Help the aged will actually take them, even if they are not usable again, they can sell them as rags and so add to their income.
    Originally posted by McKneff
    ^^^ This... a lot of charity shops have a 'rag man' that comes and buys all the stuff that is not suitable for sale - he usually pays by weight so everything helps.
  • bluecelticgirl
    Your local Children's Services Social Work Office should be glad to take them - I know our local one is always looking for bedding etc., for families
  • mel12
    birmingham dogs home have lots of posters in their kennels saying they're desperate for donations of blankets etc.
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  • moggymutt
    Some of these points are mentioned above.

    If you can donate the bedding to the animal rescues direct then that is great.

    Charity shops will welcome them, particularly small animal recue charities. Our charity shop keeps the rescue cats supplied with lots of bedding if it is too tatty for sale. It sells a lot of good 2nd hand bedding anyway. Also people come in wanting to buy bedding for their own animals. As mentioned before, if all else fails there is the ragman, but with cat rescues, sheets can even be used just for covering cat traps once the cat is caught, so that they get less upset whilst being transported for neutering. Also for ill animals, the bedding can be burnt, saving any risk of ringworm etc passing to the other animals.

    The uses for used bedding for animal rescues is endless.

    ps Feather duvets and dogs tend not to be a good combination.
    Last edited by moggymutt; 20-08-2012 at 10:31 AM.
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    • longforgotten
    • By longforgotten 20th Aug 12, 1:49 PM
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    Blue Cross
    Why not give the Blue Cross a ring.

    Not far from Brum, maybe 2 miles tops from Lydiate Ash roundabout ( junction 4 off M5 )

    http://www.bluecross.org.uk/1714-2074/bromsgrove-rehoming-centre.html

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    Last edited by longforgotten; 20-08-2012 at 1:53 PM.
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