WHAT WE DO

We help disadvantaged people, mostly children, in England and all over the world. We are not a registered charity, but we acquire goods and give everything to worth-while causes.


As well as soft toys and children's clothes we also collect and distribute bed linen and towels.

We get some items given us, and some we have to purchase with our own money, we try not to turn anything away, because some of the enjoyment of this work is sourcing needy causes.

 

THE BALMERS

We are Carolyn and Keith Balmer.  We are both retired and now devote the time we have to collecting clothes and toys for the disadvantaged in this world.  
Our philosophy? We do this for pleasure, not profit.

 
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CHARITIES WE SUPPORT

 

T4U

Supporting vulnerable children and their families

Teams for you (T4U) known as the shoebox appeal.  This is run locally by our local organiser, Jenny Vander Hook.  In 2019 she was involved in getting over 1000, shoe boxes filled and shipped to various destinations, for children at Christmas.

https://teams4u.com/shoebox-appeal

ST CHADS SANCTUARY

Lasting Impact

St Chads Sanctuary is a refuge for refugees, asylum seekers and the homeless in Birmingham. This we send most of the adult items we have donated.

BABY CHARITIES

Creative Synergy

Baby charities helps mothers with new born children, up to 2 years old, they are based in Birmingham, Bewdley and Worcester.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

Professional Guidance

We work with the Kidderminster and Lichfield branches of this operation. 
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement with a network of around 72,000 club members in 121 countries. Our membership work on grassroots projects that help women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in communities worldwide.

SOVIX

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POLAR

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ITAKA

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THE TEDDY TRUST

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The Teddy Trust is based in Leominster. Their aim is to send a soft toy to children in war torn areas.  They have sent over 100,000, teddies round the world.  It is truly a charity, financed by donations, and everyone works for free.
It was being involved with the Teddy Trust, that first got us into the charity work, invariably my dear wife Carolyn was the dragged into it as well.

 

IN THE NEWS

Keith and Carolyn we featured in The Cleobury Clarion in February 2020.  The article gives a deeper insight insight into what Collection for Charities do, and why they were motivated to begin.

You can read the full article here on page 9.

CONTACT US TO DONATE

Please get in touch if you want to donate any of your unwanted items, or if you have any feedback or ideas.  We are interested in clothes, toys, bed linen and towels

 

+44 (0)7976 307 889

Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster DY14, UK

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