Give Up Clothes For Good

You can help beat children's cancers

Give Up Clothes For Good helps transform the items you no longer need into funds for life-saving research into children's cancers.
Simply donate a bag of pre-loved quality clothes, accessories or homeware to your TK Maxx store.

What is Give Up Clothes For Good?

Why does TK Maxx want my pre-loved items?
To support our charitable partner Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens to help beat children's cancers. Your donated items are then sold in Cancer Research UK shops to raise vital funds for life-saving research.

What can I donate?
Any good quality clothing, accessories and homeware. You can use any bag. Each bag of donated items could raise up to £30 for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.

What happens to my donations?
All items are sold by Cancer Research UK. If they cannot be sold, they are repurposed or recycled. All the money raised goes to Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens to help beat children's cancers.

Can I bring in a bag to any TK Maxx or Homesense store?
Currently we only support donations to TK Maxx stores. There are now permanent donation points in every TK Maxx store so you can donate at any time, all year round.

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Your donations help Cancer Research
UK Kids & Teens

More children and young people are surviving cancer in the UK than ever before, thanks in large part to the work of Cancer Research UK, but every year around 520 children and young people die from cancer in the UK. Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is a fundraising campaign that raises money for vital research to find new, better and kinder treatments for children with cancer. Since 2004, with your help, we've raised over £31 million for Cancer Research UK's work into children's cancers.

The children’s stories

The incredible Nengi and Rhys


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Meet Nengi

Big sister to a brother and a set of twins, Nengi, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma when she was just 2. Her mum said "When they gave the diagnosis our world turned upside down and treatment started in the same week." Intensive chemotherapy was due to last for 6 months but she kept getting infections which meant it lasted 11 months. Then Nengi had oral chemotherapy and the treatment lasted for 2 years in total.

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Meet Rhys

Rhys was just 4 when he was diagnosed with glioma, a type of brain tumour. As part of his treatment, Rhys took part in a clinical trial funded by Cancer Research UK which aims to increase survival for children with this type of cancer. Rhys' mum said "Children at school ask about the scar on the back of his head, but he takes it in his stride. He's an inspiration to us all." And when his favourite toy monkey had a hole in his head, Rhys asked his granny to sew it up–making sure it had a scar, just like his.

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Prevent clothing from going to landfill

Not only are you helping to beat children’s cancers, you’re also doing your bit for the environment by recycling and giving your pre-loved items a second life. In 2017, it was estimated that there are over 300,000 tonnes of clothing in household residual waste*. Since 2004, our customers and staff have collected over 1.1 million bags of clothing, accessories and homeware. This amounts to over 6800 tonnes of pre-loved items diverted from landfill.

* According to a July 2017 report by WRAP