Gift92 was established to address poverty in Preston. We are a local charity that makes a big impact by supporting over 750 local individuals and families in real need each year, through over 450 annual referrals.
We support people leaving care, individuals or families escaping domestic abuse, victims of fire or flood and the formerly homeless.
Often our clients have secured a property, but have no means to furnish it. We supply essential furniture, household items and domestic appliances to help make their new house a home. Many of our clients have had to move with little notice and we regularly arrive at properties where people have been sleeping on bare floors, with their clothes and possessions in carrier bags.
“Gift 92 enabled me to leave an abusive relationship and set up a new home and have a fresh start. I wouldn’t have been able to afford to take this step without you, I can’t thank you enough”
We have seen an increase in requests for our support as a result of the economic climate and we are grateful for donated furniture to fulfil the referrals we receive.
How we use the furniture donated
Our approved referral agencies complete a referral form identifying clients needing our service. The clients are invited to make an appointment to visit our warehouse where furniture available can be chosen. Whilst we make a modest charge for admin and delivery the furniture having been gifted to us is gifted to the client. The admin charge is £25 and the delivery charge is based on distance : Preston has a charge of £15. Delivery outside Preston e.g. in South Ribble £20 and Chorley has a charge of £25.
The furniture donated to us provides a new start for the most vulnerable in our community and avoids them incurring debt they can ill afford.
Can you help?
We provide a free collection service for donated furniture – please call us on 01772 716572 to donate household items which are fit for re-use.
By helping Gift92 you are supporting local people in desperate need and also avoiding over 120 tons annually going into landfill.