WE'RE HAVING A PANTS MONTH

Whilst the majority of clothing that we provide to our clients is in excellent, used condition, we only supply new underwear which we fundraise to purchase.

Whether it’s buying an extra pack of socks or briefs when you are next out shopping, or perhaps holding a ‘Having a Pants Day’ collection at your workplace, school or community group, we’d love to receive any NEW mens, ladies and children’s underwear, including socks, tights, pants, briefs and bras which will be passed on directly to those in need, free of charge.
Please contact us if you’d like to take part,
and for details how to donate.

BLACK DRESS SALE

Every Wednesday & Friday 10am – 3pm
4 Kings Street Lane RG41 5AS.
Social distancing measures will be in place during the sale – please wear a mask.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

>The Cowshed is a charity which provides support to people of all backgrounds in a time of personal crisis. The aim of The Cowshed is to provide good quality cleaned and ironed clothes and other essentials free to anyone in need.

WHO WE HELP

The Cowshed is a Christian charity that provides clothing and other items for individuals and families in Berkshire experiencing hardship. We offer our services to people from all faiths and none. We work in partnership with support services such as GPs, Health Visitors, Churches , charities and social service agencies who provide us with referrals. 

 There are a number of different ways that you can help us to help others; 

DONATE

We are grateful of all donations of new or used clothing, footwear, bedding & curtains at our lovely new distribution centre in Winnersh, 4 Kings Street Lane, RG415AS on Monday - Thursday 10am - 3pm. 

fund

Financial donations are key to enabling us to continue providing our valued service; 

  • You can donate directly through our website thecowshed.org 
  • You can raise money by shopping online using Amazon Smile, Give as you Live or Easy Fundraising. We are registered with all three and any purchase you make online from an affiliated site will result in us getting a donation from the supplier at no cost to you. You simply need to register with the sites and nominate us as your chosen charity 
  • We would love you to fundraise on our behalf perhaps with a coffee morning, sponsored event or any other methods you can think of. 

VOLUNTEER

We would love you to help with your time by volunteering at The Cowshed where we sort, wash and iron our donations. Or you could join our Craft Group making new items from old to support the main charity. There are also corporate volunteering opportunities please contact us at admin@thecowshed.org for more details.

PROM IS AROUND THE CORNER

Attending Prom or the Leavers Ball is an important and exciting event for 16 to 18-year olds. Outfits are often very expensive resulting in some students either not attending or their families potentially getting into debt. We provide a free Prom outfit lending service to any school age children whose families/carers are unable to purchase one for them. They will be able to come and borrow an outfit on a referral basis from their school/educational establishment, social worker, or other charities. 

ARTS & CRAFTS @ THE COWSHED

Our Community Arts and Crafts group was set up primarily to recycle items that are unsuitable for passing on to our referrals. Get involved today.

BRAS @ THE COWSHED

Every woman deserves a bra that fits perfectly! The Cowshed will launch this very exciting initiative will soon. More information will follow soon.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

We are very grateful for any monetary donations made via the online donate button on your right. Alternatively  our Amazon Smile account allows you to donate via our Amazon Wishlist. Simply click the Amazon Smile button. Thank you for your donations!