There are many ways you can donate

1. To donate items...  


Please visit the following drop off locations.

We can also collect if you are unable to drop off. However, at certain times we do have a drive on collecting, so if you would like to be aware of this so you can help us, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Drop off point:

Mon-Fri from 09.30 to 16.00

Dollimore and Christie,

Stevenage Road,



Weekends and evenings by appointment only.

Please call Lenka on 07737 500501

to arrange a drop off time.



We accept a wide range of books for all ages such as text books, comics, references such as gardening, cooking, self-help, DIY, language, travel, dictionaries.

We welcome bibles (but no preaching books or anti-religion books please).

Please no Autobiographies, UK specific books (e.g. English landscape, Discover Devon) or books with very narrow and specific subjects (e.g. steam trains, price guide for antique dealers).

We do not accept books that are too old or damaged.

Arts & crafts material

Cards, glitter, glue, gems, pipe cleaners, stickers, scissors, and anything crafty you can think of.


Papers, paper clips, pens, scissors, hole punchers and anything else that an office (or our library) might need.

Lever arch & box files

We are back to collecting good quality lever arch and box files.


We really need baby and ride along toys.

Jigsaw Puzzles & games

We have a huge need for jigsaw puzzles for all ages, but the younger the better. We also need games.

Painting equipment & non-electrical tools

Brushes, rollers, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers and more.

Fabric-based donations

Due to changing import regulation we cannot accept any clothes or office chairs containing fabric.

Electrical items

Due to changing import regulation we cannot accept electrical items. However, if you have a laptop or a printer please contact us.

2. To make a financial donation...


Please visit our Wonderful Donation page.

Every donation helps make our dream a reality by inspiring more Kenyan children to read, and develop the inspiration, knowledge and hope that will lead their communities out of poverty.


All our donations are used directly on developing the facilities: none of it is used for administration in the UK or travel to Kenya. So you can be assured that any donation you wish to make will have a direct benefit.

3. To fundraise for us...


Fundraise money for us and have fun doing it.

We are delighted to support any fundraising efforts, such as that by the 'Starlight Stars' dance group.

If you would like to run, dance, climb, sing, be silent, cook or bake, sale cakes, eat or cuddle a snake in order to raise money for Just be a Child, please use our Sponsorship Form.

Good luck! Contact us to let us know how it went.