Currently Needed Items
The items listed here are those currently needed by Big Issue North.
When you purchase a donation through this store, your exact purchased item is sent directly to your selected Big Issue North location. They can then distribute or use the donated items as required, making a real, tangible difference to someone's life. It also means that they don't have to spend money donations on items, and can instead use it for those things only money can buy.
There is no minimum order size, and all items include free delivery.
Big Issue North don’t pay for our service, and we use just £0.50 of the item prices below to cover our transaction costs and price fluctuations from our suppliers. We don't profit from the sale of any items on the website, and instead rely on corporate sponsorship to keep us running.
Find out more about this here.
A large 5L bottle of alcohol-free hand santitiser for Big Issue North. This bottle will be sent directly to the office in Manchester, where it is put into smaller containers to be distributed to vendors and office across Big Issue North, helping them keep safe and healthy during these uncertain times.
More About Big Issue North
Around 250 people sell Big Issue North each week. Big Issue North vendors buy the magazine from one of our regional offices for £1.50 and then sell it on established pitches in towns and cities for £3. They keep the £1.50 they make on every magazine. Selling Big Issue North also gives vendors motivation and helps to boost their self-esteem.
Big Issue North sellers are making a commitment to earn an income – working not begging.
75% of vendors have never begged, and all of the 19% of vendors who had committed crime prior to selling the magazine say they have offended less since they have been selling.
Big Issue North Trust is a registered charity (charity number 1056041), which raises funds to provide a range of support for vendors, including support accessing services, help getting ID, home furnishing packages and projects such as breakfast clubs.
Other ways you can help
Donating in kind is obviously just one way you can support Big Issue North. We recommend you check out the resources below to see how else you can help!
Subscribe for charity updates
Subscribe to be a Hope Revolution Angel for Big Issue North, and receive emails from us when we get a new request from them
Click here to be re-directed to Big Issue North's monetary donation page.
We don't look to, or encourage the replacement of money donations, rather compliment them!
Welcome to Big Issue North item donation hub! The Hope Revolution partners with Big Issue North across the North of England. You can navigate to your relevant Big Issue North donation shop by selecting your chosen location below. Donations purchased through these shops will be sent directly to the Big Issue North you selected.
Big Issue North is a business solution to a social problem.
It’s a limited company employing staff to produce and distribute a weekly magazine that is sold by people who have limited other ways of earning an income in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.