Donate a Good Night's Sleep Through Continuum

Donate a Good Night's Sleep Through Continuum

By Rob Savin

Donate a Good Night's Sleep Through Continuum

The nights are drawing in. And soon temperatures will drop. Send in your old sleeping bag and we'll make sure it goes to someone who needs it this Winter.

Your donated sleeping bags will get distributed to Continuum partners we work with. Those supporting the homeless, such as Birmingham City Mission, Emmanuel House in Nottingham and Sheltersuit UK (who include sleeping bags inside the covers they make, so adding more protection and increasing the usable life of the bags.) As well as a number of outdoor focused CIC’s and groups such as AKA-Health and Oneness, JPC Community Farm, Eco Wild, helping people gain experiences in the outdoors who ordinarily would struggle.

Recently we have also sent sleeping bags to the Ukraine Disaster Relief.

Through Continuum we except sleeping bags all year round, but our Donate a Good Night Sleep campaign is particularly focused as we come into the winter months, when it can be even more crucial for some.

The Continuum Project was started in 2017 and makes it easy for you to donate your unwanted outdoor gear directly to those that need it most. Last year we found a home for 1.5 tonnes of outdoor gear.

This week, Alpkit Foundation will pay the postage for you to send sleeping bags that you no longer use to us. So if you've got one you'd like to give a second life, here's how to do it.

1. Put it into a bag or box, ready to post.

2. Create a mailing label on our Royal Mail Returns Page. Choose Continuum as the reason for your return and type "Continuum" in the order number box. If you'd like the parcel to be collected from your house, Royal Mail will do this for 60p. Just select this option on the screen after you create your label.

3. Print off the label and stick it to your parcel.

4. Drop it off at the Post Office (unless it's being picked up!)

5. Start dreaming about your sleeping bag's new life!

Donate your bag now!

Do you know of an organisation that could benefit from Continuum Donations?

We're always on the hunt for new partners to help through Continuum. If you know of an organisation that could use our help, drop us a line at continuum@alpkit.com introducing yourself and what your kit requirement is, then we take it from there.

12 comments

  • Do you accept sleeping bags not bought from Alpkit? I can’t generate a postal label without an order number and I have a ’Bkack’s sleeping bag to donate.

    Barbara Elliott

    December 07, 2023

  • Where can I take sleeping bags etc. in Bristol please.

    TRACIE JENKINS

    January 25, 2023

  • I’d be interested to know the answer to Carol’s question – where do e sleeping bags go? Thanks

    David

    November 16, 2022

  • Hi Carol, thanks for the question. Donated sleeping bags get distributed to Continuum partners we work with. This is really varied, from those supporting the homeless, such as Birmingham City Mission, Emmanuel House in Nottingham and Sheltersuit UK (who include sleeping bags inside the covers they make, so adding more protection and increasing the usable life of the bags.) We also partner with a number of outdoor focused CIC’s and groups such as AKA-Health and Oneness, JPC Community Farm, Eco Wild and are just in talks with a few more, such as Kit Squad and Curious School of the Wild. All helping people gain experiences in the outdoors who ordinarily would struggle, either through physical, mental, or financial reasons. Recently we have also sent sleeping bags to the Ukraine Disaster Relief. Hope that helps. Of course, if you have any questions, or ideas on specific charities that you think could benefit then drop an email over to continuum@alpkit.com

    Col - Alpkit

    November 16, 2022

  • Hi, are you still running this ?
    Thanks

    Rosie

    August 19, 2022

  • Where do the donated sleeping bags go, please?
    Carol

    Carol Sewell

    November 07, 2022

  • Do you accept sleeping bags not bought from Alpkit? I can’t generate a postal label without an order number and I have a ’Bkack’s sleeping bag to donate.

    Barbara Elliott

    December 07, 2023

  • Where can I take sleeping bags etc. in Bristol please.

    TRACIE JENKINS

    January 25, 2023

  • I’d be interested to know the answer to Carol’s question – where do e sleeping bags go? Thanks

    David

    November 16, 2022

  • Hi Carol, thanks for the question. Donated sleeping bags get distributed to Continuum partners we work with. This is really varied, from those supporting the homeless, such as Birmingham City Mission, Emmanuel House in Nottingham and Sheltersuit UK (who include sleeping bags inside the covers they make, so adding more protection and increasing the usable life of the bags.) We also partner with a number of outdoor focused CIC’s and groups such as AKA-Health and Oneness, JPC Community Farm, Eco Wild and are just in talks with a few more, such as Kit Squad and Curious School of the Wild. All helping people gain experiences in the outdoors who ordinarily would struggle, either through physical, mental, or financial reasons. Recently we have also sent sleeping bags to the Ukraine Disaster Relief. Hope that helps. Of course, if you have any questions, or ideas on specific charities that you think could benefit then drop an email over to continuum@alpkit.com

    Col - Alpkit

    November 16, 2022

  • Where do the donated sleeping bags go, please?
    Carol

    Carol Sewell

    November 07, 2022

  • Hi, are you still running this ?
    Thanks

    Rosie

    August 19, 2022

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