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Warm Space & Winter Pop-Up
Hightown Baptist Church, Reginald Street, Luton, LU2 7QZ on Mondays 10AM-12PM. Free coats, jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves depending on availability
Warm Space & Winter Pop-Up
All Saints Community Centre, 5 All Saints Close, Luton, LU3 3LJ on Wednesdays 12PM-2PM. Free coats, jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves depending on availability
Spring Free Clothes Pop-Up
Our next big pop-up event is planned for March

Need clothes or shoes? You're not alone.

Luton Clothing Bank is run by The Courtney Foundation. We redistribute free clothes and shoes to people experiencing financial difficulty in Luton. We are currently offering clothing support through the options listed above. Stay up to date with our events listed on Facebook and by signing up to our mailing list.

How you can help

Donate clothes

We’re accepting donations of winter coats, warm jumpers, and winter hats, scarves and gloves.

Clothes can be donated at the following locations and on the times and dates listed below.

High Town Baptist Church, Reginald Street, Luton, LU2 7QZ on Mondays 10AM-12PM starting 9th Jan

All Saints Community Centre, 5 All Saints Close, Luton, LU3 1FA on Wednesdays 12PM-2PM starting 11th Jan

Keep Us Going

Help us keep Luton Clothing Bank running by making a donation to our JustGiving campaign. Although all the clothes we distribute are donated, we still have to meet the costs of storing them, covering volunteer expenses to deliver clothes and to buy new items like underwear.

Corporate Support

Can your organisation support Luton Clothing Bank? We’ll always be grateful for any contributions towards our printing needs and eco-friendly packaging, especially large sized reuseable and recycable bags to pack clothes in. Please get in touch to discuss the ways you might be able to get involved.

Regular Giving

Raising funds is essential for us to buy equipment, secure our premises and cover volunteer expenses. Regular donations can be set up through PayPal here. All funds raised will go towards supporting local people experiencing financial difficulty through Luton Clothing Bank. Or support us through JustGiving here.

Volunteer

Could you help sort items, pick up donations or deliver clothes to people? Find out more about volunteering for The Courtney Foundation to support Luton Clothing Bank by emailing melissa@thecourtneyfoundation.org.

Contact us

Send us an email, text or call and we'll arrange an informal chat.

Induction

We'll send you our Volunteer Handbook and run an online induction to cover the basics.

Safeguarding

We'll carry out any necessary safeguarding checks and provide appropriate training.

Ready to go

We'll work together to make sure you can get the most out of volunteering..

Donate equipment

Equipment can be donated at either of our drop-off points in the town centre. We’re currently in need of the following items:

  • Steamer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Large eco-friendly bags
  • Airers
  • Large laundry baskets/bins
  • Stackable crates
  • Large plastic or cardboard boxes

Donate money

Raising funds is essential for us to buy equipment, secure premises and cover volunteer expenses. One-off or regular donations can be made through PayPal here. All funds raised will go towards supporting local people experiencing financial difficulty. You can also support our JustGiving fundraising campaign below.

Help us buy new socks for people who need them

Help us buy new underwear for people who need them

Help us buy a warm coat for a local person in need

Set up a regular monthly or quarterly donation

Other clothing support

Love Baby Essentials

New and donated baby equipment, clothes & essentials 0-12m
Contact: 07516 001924 office@loveforthefamily.org.uk

boys' smart trousers

Uniform Exchange

Free school uniform shop based upstairs in The Mall
Open: Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-2pm www.uniform.exchange

women's coat

Discover Islam

Winter coats
Opent: Discover Islam, 37c Upper George Street, Luton, LU1 2RD. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

trainers

All Saints Church

Clothing support for people seeking asylum
Drop-in: All Saints Church, Shaftesbury Road, Luton, LU4 8AH. Thu and Sat 11am-1pm

FAQs

Have a different question? Get in touch at info@thecourtneyfoundation.org.

We don’t wash all the items that come in and instead ask items to be washed and dried properly before donating them. If you receive items from the clothing bank we advise that you wash them before they are worn.

Most of items donated to us are distributed to individuals and families experiencing financial difficulty, or to other clothing projects and services that support people in need. Some items eg. formal evening dresses and clutch bags, as well as books etc. may be passed on to charity shops, where they are sold and the funds are used to support the work of other great local charities.

Sometimes we pass on items to other organisations in Luton who support local people. Sometimes these organisations support specific groups, such as asylum seekers or women, and others make support accessible to the general public. These organisations include those listed above, such as Love Baby Essentials, Level Trust, and Discover Islam.

Yes, you can, using the option on our PayPal page. All funds raised in this way will be used to support the clothing bank project and help us buy equipment, clothes that can’t usually be sourced through donations like underwear, and to cover other expenses.

Anyone experiencing financial difficulty can get help from the clothing bank. This means people who are struggling to afford the normal things in life, and people who may be experiencing a significant financial burden which makes it harder for them to afford things that they need. This includes people who may be unemployed or on a low income as well as those who are working, people who are seeking asylum or have refugee status, people who are experiencing homelessness, and may be individuals, couples, or larger families. 

We are currently accepting donations of winter coats, warm jumpers, and winter hats, scarves and gloves which can be dropped off at the locations listed above.

Usually, we can accept all adults’, childrens’ and babies’ clothes (excluding underwear) and shoes that are in good condition. We ask that the items are donated clean and dry and we sort through every donation before giving it out through the clothing bank. Please do not donate clothes that are torn or have large stains or pet hair on them, or shoes that are dirty.

We only accept new, unworn underwear that is in its original packaging. This includes socks.

Starting on the second week of January 2023, donations can be dropped off to High Town Baptist Church, Reginald Street, Luton, LU2 7QZ on Mondays 10am-12pm, and to All Saints Community Centre, 5 All Saints Close, Luton, LU3 1FA on Wednesdays 12pm-2pm.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact melissa@thecourtneyfoundation.org for more information.

Yes, we do. We only buy 100% recyclable packaging, which is often also made partly or completely from recycled materials. This includes the stickers we use on our Baby and Children’s Boxes and any flyers or posters that we buy. We also reuse bags that people have donated clothes to us in. Redistributing preloved clothes locally is an environmentally friendly way to address poverty in Luton.

Contact us

If you have any questions for us, want to find out more about getting involved with Luton Clothing Bank, or if you need support please send us an email.

Supporters

The ongoing support of local organisations and individuals allows us to run the clothing bank and help people experiencing financial difficulty. The organisations below have provided space for collecting, storing, sorting and packing donations, given essential equipment in-kind, and collected huge amounts of donations from the community and within their organisations. Thank you! If you’d like to join us in redistributing clothing to local families in need please get in touch.