Donating Goods

Where you can donate



Please see our Food and clothes page for more information.


We have an important change of policy in light of the pandemic. We are sure you will understand that an outbreak of Corona Virus at the Sanctuary could have a devastating impact on the people we serve therefore we ask you to respect these rules and not to think of us as rude or ungrateful for your generosity. Please adhere to the rules to protect our staff, volunteers, friends and yourself. 

  • We can no longer accept donations at our front door. We ask that all donations are delivered to our backdoor (see details below). This is to better enable social distancing.

  • You can no longer enter the building. Even if you have been coming into the Sanctuary for years, I am sad to say that you can not come into the building for the foreseeable future. All staff and volunteers must remain 2 metres away from you at all times. 

  • Please ring ahead to check that we can accept your donations.

  • We cannot accept electrical items, please do not donate them.

  • We cannot mend broken or ripped items or clothing, or remove stains that have refused to come out for you. Please do not donate them

  • Wednesday's are already very busy days for donations; please consider coming on Monday's or Friday's to better enable social distancing

  • We have very few people working in the building at this time. Please help us to process your donations quickly by organising them into sizes, genders, types of clothing, if possible.

  • Please be patient with us when we take a long time to answer the phone or to come to collect your donations.

Our backdoor is located on William Booth Lane, B4 6HJ. The postcode takes you down a dead end street which ends in a building site. Our back yard is the last one before the building site with the green gates. When you arrive please ring our main phone number 0121 2333127 to let us know you are here. We would be grateful if you would then unload your items and leave them next to (but not blocking) the back door. When you have finished and have returned to your vehicle our staff will come out and take the donations into the building. If you are physically unable to unload the vehicle please inform us of this on the phone, open the relevant doors on the vehicle and we will empty it for you.
We do hope that this does not cause too much difficulty for you and have included some photos to assist in finding the backdoor.


Opening Times

Monday 10:30 - 13:30
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10:30 - 13:30
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10:30 - 13:30
Saturday CLOSED


We currently are unable to collect any donations. We are sorry for this but we simply do not have staff or volunteer capacity. 

Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers


  • We cannot accept donations when we are closed.
  • When we are open we would be delighted to accept
    • Food especially rice, tinned tomatoes, tinned fish, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, cereal, longlife milk, coffee, tea, biscuits and treats (no gelatine or meat if possible)
    • Toiletries such as shower gel, toothpaste, shaving foam, razors (no toothbrushes are needed at the moment)
  • Please note that we cannot currently accept clothing of any sort

(Updated) 12/02/2021


Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers

Other ways to give:

BY CHEQUE: please make your cheque payable to "St Chad's Sanctuary" and post it to St Chad's Sanctuary, 72-74 Shadwell St, Birmingham B4 6HA.

BY BANK TRANSFER: Our account is in the name of St Chad's Sanctuary at Barclays Bank. Our account number is 13849279 and our sort code is 20-08-64

GIFT AID: If you would like to gift aid your donation, you can download a Gift Aid form here.



We use all donated goods to benefit the asylum seekers and refugees we support. Occasionally, if we have items which are unsuitable for distribution at the Sanctuary, we either offer them to charities supporting other vulnerable groups, or sell them to raise valuable funds for our work.