Arrange a Collection Event

At Goods For Good we collaborate with individuals, communities and businesses to make a difference to those in need. Our initiative Repurpose For Good encompasses all our efforts to reduce waste and support vulnerable communities. Project Divert is a vital part of this initiative, focusing on community-driven collection drives. By organising a collection event, you can help gather essential items for those in need. Here’s how you can get involved and make your event a success.

Step-by-Step Guide to Organising a Collection Event

  1. Get in Touch
    - Contact Us: Start by reaching out to our Community Relationships Coordinator, Naomi Bhundia by emailing: She'll provide all the information and support you need to get started.
  2. Plan Your Event
    - Choose a Date and Location: Select a convenient date, time, and location for your collection drive. It could be at your school, workplace, place of worship, or community centre.
    - Set a Duration: Decide how long your drive will last. It could be a single day, a weekend, or even a month-long event.
  3. Identify What to Collect
    - Current Needs: Focus on the items we are currently collecting for Project Divert, such as gently used clothing, unopened toiletries, and new school stationery.
  4. Promote Your Event
    - Spread the Word: Use flyers, posters, and social media to promote your collection drive. We provide promotional materials to help you get the word out.
    - Engage Your Community: Reach out to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours. The more people involved, the more successful your drive will be.
  5. Set Up Collection Points
    - Gather Supplies: We can provide boxes, bags, and other materials to collect and store donations.
    - Organise Drop-Off Locations: Clearly mark where donations should be dropped off and ensure the area is easily accessible.
  6. Host the Event
    - Welcome Donors: Greet participants, thank them for their contributions, and provide information about Goods For Good and Project Divert.
    - Collect Donations: Ensure all items are properly collected and stored.
  7. Wrap Up and Arrange Delivery
    - Sort and Pack: Once the drive is complete, sort and pack the donations. Volunteers from your group can help with this.
    - Schedule Delivery: Contact us to arrange for the collected items to be picked up or to drop them off at a designated location. You can do this by emailing:

How We Support Your Collection Event

Goods For Good is here to help you every step of the way. Our support includes:

  • Guidance and Resources: Detailed instructions and tips on organising and running your event.
  • Promotional Materials: Customisable flyers, posters, and social media templates to promote your event.
  • Logistical Support: Assistance with the transportation and distribution of collected items.

What is Repurpose For Good?

Repurpose For Good is our unifying initiative that drives all our activities aimed at reducing waste and repurposing goods for social and environmental benefit. Under this banner, we partner with a variety of community groups and businesses to gather items that might otherwise go to waste. Our goal is to ensure these goods find a new purpose, providing much-needed support to individuals and families in need.

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What is Project Divert?

Project Divert is a series of targeted collection drives within the Repurpose For Good initiative. These drives are designed to mobilise local communities, schools, faith groups, and businesses to collect specific items throughout the year. The current focus of Project Divert is on collecting:

  • Clothing: Gently used or new apparel for all ages.
  • Toiletries: Essential hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.
  • School Stationery: Notebooks, pens, pencils, and other educational supplies.

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Contact Us

Whether you need support promoting your event or you need packaging materials such as. boxes and labels, we can  help you with your collection event. Contact our Community Relationships Coordinator, Naomi Bhundia to discuss your event in more detail.

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Help us deliver your donations to the people who need them by making a contribution to our transportation costs. A donation of just £15 will sponsor a box of aid with the value of £750 of goods to help individuals and families who are living in extreme poverty and often tragically difficult circumstances.


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