Gift Your Gear is an award-winning nationwide 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 aims to encourage people to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need.
In wardrobes, attics and garages, long forgotten items of outdoor clothing and equipment are gathering dust. The great outdoors is where they belong.
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 the next generation to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors regardless of their circumstances.”