Contain-A-School Shipments

Many African children learn in extremely basic classrooms, with little and quite often no resources. While in the UK schools and offices are being refurbished regularly, with perfectly usable equipment thrown away because no-one will take it. Well now they will!

We will collect, sort and pack your unwanted equipment into a 'school in a container', sending these valuable resources to schools in need overseas. When the 'Contain-A-School' arrives, our charity partners, working with the local school community, will ensure the equipment and resources transform the education opportunities for hundreds of young people.

We could not possibly make these life-changing differences alone. We work in partnership with local UK schools, established overseas charity partners working with and for the local community, the many people and organisations who donate equipment and volunteers who sort and pack the goods, to name but a few.

We are always looking for good quality new or second hand items including:


Furniture items:

Storage cupboards, Shelving Units, Lockable cupboards and Filing Cabinets, Office desks, Office chairs, Other office furniture


School uniform, Children's shoes, Children's Wellington boots, Raincoats, Boys and girl's pants and socks, Children's coats, Boy's and girl's PE Kit

Sports equipment:

Football boots, Netballs, Footballs, Tennis balls, Trainers, Children's bikes and scooters, Adult bikes, Skipping ropes, Football goals, Netball posts, Basketball nets



Pens, pencils, rubbers etc., Exercise books, Paper & card – all kinds and sizes, Safety scissors, glue, sellotape, blue tack, Rulers, protractors etc., Paperclips, Hole punches, Files and Lever-arch folders, Rotary paper cutter/ Guillotine, Binding machine, Laminating machine, Other office consumables

Art & craft materials:

Painting sets, Paint brushes, Colouring pencils / crayons / chalk, Stickers, Colouring books, Other craft materials

Linen & personal care items:

Towels, Single bed linen, Pillows, Blankets, Flannels, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Floor rugs, Mosquito nets, Basic first aid items


Education & teaching:

Blackboard Easel, Noticeboards, World globes / World maps, Science equipment, Posters suitable for classroom or dormitory walls, Overhead projector, ABC... & 123... or other wallcharts, Children's height wall chart / measure, Chunky early reading books, Children's picture books, story books, novels, Factual books, (Unfortunately we are unable to accept UK text books or curriculum books), Early year's games & toys (not battery operated), Puzzles, Toys & Lego or similar


Umbrellas, Cooking utensils, Large cooking pots & pans, Plastic beakers, cups, plates e.g. picnic style, Musical instruments – Percussion instruments, Gardening tools & equipment, Hand tools – all kinds, Cuddly toys, Sewing machines – electric & hand turned



If you or an organisation you're involved with would like to help by donating items or perhaps running a 'Don't Dump it... Donate it!' event for us, please do get in touch. Our Charity Development Manager would love to hear from you - Telephone 0747 9921400 or email

Your donations will help transform this... in to this!