We are so grateful for all the support we receive. Whether you have donated items, volunteered hours, added your voice to ours or simply shopped in one of our charity shops. Your time and dedication means that we can continue to support local women and children in the Birmingham and Solihull area affected by domestic violence and abuse.
What we do with our funding.
Every contribution we receive is directed to where it can have the greatest impact. Whether that is a pound in a collection box or nappies for our baby bank.
Demand for our services is increasing, and with your generous support we will be able to reach more women and children living with the effects of violence and abuse. We will also be able to extend our training programmes so more agencies and professionals better understand the signs of, and impact of, abuse and are better equipped to support women and children safely. We will also use resources to campaign and lobby the government to create stronger legal frameworks and improve current protective legislation.
Our charity shops provide vital funds to support our work. Located in Boldmore, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull, they run on the kind donations of our supporters.We are always grateful of any donations of:
adults and children’s clothing
shoes, boots, handbags, jewellery
books, CDs, DVDs, vinyls, computer games toys
homewares and decorative items
How to donate items:
drop them off at one of our shops in Boldmere or Solihull
deliver direct to our Head Office – 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA
Gifts in wills are very special donations often bestowed by those who have used our services during their lifetime, or have had connections to a woman or child affected by violence and abuse.
Sometimes simply by those who share our values and vision.
Whatever the reason, and no matter the size, these generous gifts transform lives, are used to strengthen life-saving services, and will protect the rights and safety of women of children for many years to come.
We benefit from 129 volunteering hours every week, that’s the equivalent of 3.5 extra full-time members of staff.
Without our volunteers we simply would not be able to provide the support services that we do. Our volunteers are key to every area of our business, from our charity shops through to our helpline. All of our volunteers are integral members of the BSWA team and we can’t express just how much we value the time, commitment and enthusiasm that they so generously donate.
We are always keen to hear from women who are interested in volunteering for us and currently have opportunities in the following areas: