Charity furniture donating

(7 Posts)
sunchild77 Tue 20-Sep-11 13:45:42

I have a nice neutral sofa that is in too good condition to dump/skip, but no one will buy it on gumtree etc, (put it on for £50). Local freecycle seems to be full of grabbers wanting free stuff rather than actually freecycling stuff.

So, I'd like to donate it to a housing charity, but who to in the Edinburgh area? It needs to be picked up, and looking online there seems to be loads of charities to choose from. I don't really mind which charity gets it, but I'd like it to go to someone who needs a sofa!

Anyone got any experience? Thanks

TheCrackFox Tue 20-Sep-11 13:50:03

I've used Barnardos and Bethanys and they were both very good.

rookiemater Tue 20-Sep-11 17:54:50

We have used British Heart foundation on Dalry Road, they come and collect they are great

BananaramaLlama Tue 20-Sep-11 17:57:43

Edinburgh furniture initiative also collect.

What is freecycling if it's different from grabbing free stuff?

sunchild77 Tue 20-Sep-11 18:04:55

Bananarama its the "asking for stuff" that pisses me off... On my local freecycle there are more "wanted" ads than actual freecycling eg:

Wanted; Does any one have an adult bicycle they no longer need?

Wanted: Golf Bag to fit Trolly

Wanted: Does anyone have a computer, which is looking for a new home?

mawbroon Tue 20-Sep-11 21:01:46

I have used Bethany. They came when they said they would and it was all fine.

I presume it has a fire tag on it? They won't take it without one.

BananaramaLlama Tue 20-Sep-11 21:04:57

Ah, yes, see what you mean! I never read the messages, just post when I have things to clear out.

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