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Donate goods to our shops

At FARA we are truly grateful for all donations we are given. When you have a clear out or decide to edit your wardrobe, are making space for your growing family or just don’t want something anymore – we would love to have it.

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We take all donations in every FARA shop – if in doubt please call the shop you wish to donate to and a member of the shop team can advise you.

We promise to share your generosity across London amongst our 21 general stores, 15 dedicated kids shops, our book and homewares stores and FARA’s specialist retro, vintage and designer shop RETROMANIA London. Your valued donations are also shared to our FARA e-commerce website.

FARA will reuse or recycle as much of your donation as possible. Donating incomplete or broken items that are unsaleable means we are responsible for its safe disposal, the cost of which reduces vitally needed funds for the Charity. We work with recyclers, local councils and rag merchants to ensure as little as possible ends up in landfill. If it has a value, we will endeavour to realise its potential.


Questions about donations

What does FARA actually accept?

We will accept pretty much everything within reason…except for large, non-flat screen television sets, computer hard drives, white goods (e.g. fridges, cookers, freezers), any safety equipment (child car seats, cycling helmets, ice skate for example) mattresses and electric blankets.

We can only sell electrical items that have been tested and meet legal safety requirements of the British Standard or European equivalent. Items that do meet required standards can be donated and we will PAT test them prior to sale.

If you have a query about an item you wish to donate that is not covered here please ring FARA Shops Head Office on 0208 973 0910 or email for advice. Please contact FARA Shops directly before making a donation of large items to ensure they have space to accommodate them.

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Donating works of art to FARA

If you are clearing out your attic or are redecorating and have decided to replace the pictures or have been given a family heirloom that just isn’t to your taste, then we are committed to finding it a new home with one of our FARA supporters. Donating to FARA Fine Art couldn’t be easier with shops open seven days a week. Use the postcode store locator above to find your nearest FARA Shop.

If you have any questions about FARA Fine Art or if you are able to offer expertise to help us in any way please email


Does FARA make collections?

At the current time we are unable to offer a collection service as the safety of our staff, donors and customers is paramount. If you do wish to donate items to FARA, you are able to drop them at one of the shop locations. Please email these to or speak to the Shop Manager at the FARA shop you wish to donate to for additional advice.


I want to make a corporate donation – who do I contact?

Returns, samples or your offices lost property – we are grateful for any type of donation big or small – the goods can range from clothes to furniture to books. Not only will partnering with FARA ensure that our Charity can continue its operations in Romania, but will also help to promote sustainable, responsible retail practise in London. If your company would like to make a stock donation to FARA please email


I have a question about a donation?

If you have a question about your donation or Gift Aid please contact us. Our Head Office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday 020 8973 0910 or email us at

Or alternatively contact the Shop Manager of the shop you wish to donate to. They can advise you on particulars such as opening times & parking.

If you are unable to access a FARA Shop you can still show your support by shopping online.

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If you are unable to access a FARA Shop you can still show your support by shopping online.