What we do at Stripey Stork

At Stripey Stork we support families in need with the donations and items that we receive.

We collect donations of toys, clothes and other essential items for babies and children and, after checking they meet current UK safety standards, rehome them with local families experiencing hardship.

We do not accept direct referrals from families/individuals and instead receive requests from local professionals (schools, health visitors, social workers, family centres, women’s shelters etc.) on behalf of families in need across Surrey and sometimes beyond. At Stripey Stork we firstly always try and meet the request using the donated items we already have in stock. We have a monthly wishlist that we use to tell our supporters what we need – this enables us to support families with donations received or we put out an request to our supporters via our Facebook and Twitter page for missing items.

Most importantly, Stripey Stork prides itself on passing on items in great condition. We want the families who receive items from us to feel like they are receiving a gift and not a handout.

One Mum’s unthinkable choice

“Sometimes we find ourselves sitting in the car at 6pm, hungry and cold, waiting to hear where we’re being moved to. There’s no stability or routine for the children. At a time when they should be winding down for bed,

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Since opening in 2013

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* This figure includes items for individual families and collected in bulk by referrals partners, but not items given through campaigns such as Mother’s Day and Christmas.

Want to donate toys, clothes or other items but not in Surrey?

While we hope to expand our services in future we largely support the Surrey region where we are located and do not offer a collection service.  There are, however, a number of other amazing organisations around the UK who may be able to accept your donations of toys, clothes and other children’s items. Search the map below to find where and how you can support families with donations.