Donate your old coats to WrapUpLondon

Bring your old winter coats to the Library for WrapUpLondon by Thursday 21st November and the Library team will take them all to a drop off point for you.

Have you got an old winter coat (or two) at home you no longer wear?

As the temperature is dropping, we are all wrapping up warm for winter and perhaps you even got yourself a new winter coat for the start of university. Not all of us are that fortunate though and many people are left without proper clothing for the winter.

To help tackle that issue, WrapUpLondon collects your old, unwanted coats and gives them to charities that support people in need. You can find out more about their amazing work here.

This year the Library team has thought we would make it even easier for you to contribute by organising our very own drop off point. You can bring your old jackets and coats to the Library help desk. Please bring your coats in by Thursday 21st November and we will take them to the drop off point in Clapham for you.

If you are based elsewhere, WrapUpLondon have many other drop off points across London. Find out more about the drop off points here. They also have Safestore Locations available from Monday 11th to Sunday 24th November in Chiswick, Clapham, Notting Hill and Kings Cross.

WrapUpLondon will redistribute your old coats so they have a second life, keeping the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence warm this winter! According to the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) around 14.3 million people are living in poverty in the UK, that is about 22% of the population and many people struggle buying warm winter clothes.

If you have any other unwanted winter clothes (i.e. hats, scarves, jumpers, etc.), they can be left in the box in the social learning space where the ISoc is collecting for SPIRES, a charity running a day centre in South London to help homeless and disadvantaged people.

Do your part, reduce the amount of unwanted clothing going to landfill and help keep some vulnerable people warm and toasty this winter.