We welcome donations of books, comics, sheet music, stamps & other collectables, CDs and DVDs.
Our store is on Low Petergate near the Minster, and is accessible by car when the road is open until 10.30am, it is then closed to vehicles until 5pm, but depending on the size of your donation it might be possible for you to reach us on foot.
York City Centre is highly accessible by bus, train or taxi. For more information about transport into the City Centre you can visit http://www.itravelyork.info/buses
Alternatively, if you can’t make it into the city we do offer a range of book banks in various locations:
- Bishopthorpe Road car park
- Sainsbury’s Monks Cross car park
- Monk Bar car park
As well as are our book banks we also offer a collection service. If you would like our volunteer driver to collect your donations then either ask in store or contact us on 01904 652749 and one of the team will take your details so that we can arrange a collection. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: June 2018 – we currently have a vacancy for a volunteer driver to help us with our collections service. Details can be found here. Unfortunately, until we have recruited this new volunteer driver we will be limited in the collections service we are able to provide. If you would like to use our collections service please still contact us but be aware there may be a longer wait than usual.
Gift Aid: Tag your bag!
Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to Oxfam – at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, Oxfam can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate books we then sell £100, a total of £125 will go to Oxfam.
So if you’ve got books that you’ve read, dropped after just one chapter or are just collecting dust on your overflowing bookshelf – bag them all up and drop it off here on Low Petergate or at your nearest book bank. Boost your donations by making them worth 25% more with our Gift Aid scheme – Tag Your Bag – and collect Nectar points when your stuff sells.
What can your donations do?
Your support is invaluable, and helps Oxfam accomplish so much good around the world. Your donations help fund projects such as textbooks for children, school dinners, building homes, and planting trees. Oxfam does this and so much more.
- One paperback sold for £2.50 could buy a textbook for a needy child wanting to learn.
- A CD sold for £3 could buy school dinners for 50 hungry children in Tanzania.
- A DVD sold for £5 could pay for 15 trees to be planted in Ethiopia.
For a full list of ongoing campaigns and relief efforts, you can visit www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do
Oxfam’s ongoing efforts across the globe include vital development work such as combating climate change and the economic crisis, promoting health, education, gender equality, the right to be heard, and fair trade.
Even small donations aid the great effort!