• We are very grateful for any monetary donations made via our Donate Online button at the top of page. 
  • Our Amazon Smile account allows you to donate funds every time you shop with Amazon. 
  • For items that we are short of or require brand new such as underwear, we have an Amazon wish list set up that is updated on a regular basis according to the current need. 

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


Please note our Reading Donation Centre is now open. We are accepting donations at Unit 2 Bennet Court, Bennet Road RG2 0QX from 10am to 3pm on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat. Telephone 0118 931 3332


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We would like to ask everyone donating to deliver the items divided in to the following separate bags please ;
- Childrens wear
- Ladies wear
- Menswear
- Other (this includes toys, children's books, towels,duvet covers, sheets and curtains)
Our opening hours at Reading are;
Mon-Thursday 10-3 and Saturday 10-3.
We are unable to accept donations outside these hours. Hurst do not take donations at any time 🙂
Thank you for all your amazing support❤️


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. 


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.