Things to Donate?

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Although, at first sight, Harrogate and the surrounding area appears to be affluent, with few visible signs of hardship, it is estimated there are 10,000 households in the Harrogate urban and rural areas that are eligible to use our services. Many people in the Harrogate area are on low incomes or in receipt of income based benefits including single parents and the elderly. They are unable to replace worn-out furniture and household goods or they may be setting up their first home and need help in furnishing and equipping it.

All our clients are referred to us by Social Services, housing and other agencies or are in receipt of an income based benefit.

We urgently need all items of furniture and household goods, which we will collect from you, free of charge, at a mutually convenient time, usually within 3 – 5 working days of contact. No more worries about costly disposal or of contributing to the growing environmental problem of landfill sites. You can be content in the knowledge that your furniture will be helping someone less well off than yourself to ‘turn an empty house into a home’.

We do, however, reserve the right to politely decline to accept, at the driver’s discretion, any item offered depending on our needs at the time of contact, or the requirements of current safety legislation. (In particular, we can only accept upholstered items if there is a label attached affirming that it complies with the 1988 (or later) regulations). If you would like to donate items or would like more information about Essential Needs please send us an email or call us on 01423 870040 and discuss with a member of staff.

Essential Needs
Back Gladstone Street

Tel: 01423 870 040
Fax: 01423 870 040

Opening Times
Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.00pm
Friday 9 to 11.45am

Essential Needs is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5312941
Registered Charity No. 1108046