Gift Your Gear
Partnering the unwanted with the needed
Gift Your Gear is an award-winning nationwide independent initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear asks everyone to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need.
Gift Your Gear and help the next generation get outdoors. Children and young people need to get outdoors for their physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. The ability to pay for outdoor clothing and equipment is often cited as a reason for non-participation.
First impressions count and it’s hard to enjoy your early experiences in the outdoors when you’re cold, wet and uncomfortable. Having the right clothing and equipment helps to ensure that outdoor experiences are safe and enjoyable.
Sarah, stresses the importance of reusing outdoor gear that still has plenty of life left in it, “Most outdoor gear will last much longer than we want or need it too, its full potential is never realised.
The outdoor gear you donate will make a real difference to the community organisations, youth groups and charities who receive it. Enabling others to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors regardless of their circumstances.
Sarah stresses the importance of reuse
“If an outdoor jacket is worn for a couple of years then ends up forgotten in the back of a wardrobe its useful life is never achieved. Most outdoor gear will last much longer than most people want or need it too, its full potential is never realised. If that jacket is donated through Gift Your Gear to a local community organisation, youth group or charity working in the outdoors not only is the useful life of the jacket extended but another person gets to experience the joy of good gear”