Gift92 (Registered Charity No 1015952) has since its inception in October 1992 sought to help Individuals and Families in the process of moving to a property which is frequently devoid of furniture and basic household items.
Without the charity’s help their living circumstances would be inadequate and certainly unacceptable particularly where children are involved. Some families have to choose between heating their homes, feeding their children and trying to find ways to purchase furniture.
The charity has three key aims
Provide Furniture and Household Items at Minimal Cost
Provide basic furnishings at minimal cost to those referred by agencies who support persons seeking housing accommodation but in receipt of Government benefits or have finances making it difficult for them to source furniture such as beds, sofas, bedroom furniture.
Clients avoid crippling debt in setting up home
Assist those we help avoid crippling borrowing and debt by providing the furniture at nil cost other than a small charge for delivery by our van and a contribution to our admin.
The furniture regularly provided can include:
- Chest of drawers
- Small electrical etc
Those we help are sometimes former homeless, suffering family breakdown, young people setting up their first home, victims of fire and other living crisis and inadequate accomodation.
Environmental Benefit as reusable furniture is saved from Landfill
The furniture we collect free of charge is donated by members of the public who seek to have reusable items passed onto benefit those in the community often starting afresh due to difficult circumstances.
We are members of the Reuse Network which saves items from landfill, recycling items to give them a second life
In the year to 30th September 2022 we made 1119 collections of furniture and household items from public donations which enabled us to make 665 deliveries helping 1723 persons of which 927 were children. We saved over 70 tonnes from Landfill.