Random Acts of Kindness

Before it was taken over by the soccer moms, the “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” meme had a smaller more elegant life flowing forth from its instigation in the pages of the Whole Earth Review magazine by San Francisco writer Anne Herbert.

One of my favourite things to do, as Sean Connery says in Finding Forrester, is to give an “unexpected gift at an unexpected time.” If I could do this full-time, I would happily take it on.

Sometime reader of this site (and the author of only other site on the Internet to link back to this site from its “blogdex”) Lou Quillo has a nice story that falls under this umbrella.


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kathy on September 17, 2015 - 19:22 Permalink


Some friends and I run this page, if you have used postage stamps from home or work, please consider donating them to one of these causes.
You can check when addresses were last confimed on our main site
(we are more than happy to list your charity too, and start an overseas page for foreign charities outside the UK)

Used Postage Stamps For CharityMillions of people, young and old, are stamp collectors (philatelists), and philately is an educational and fun hobby.
Couple this with helping charities as well, keeping stamps out of landfill, and instead recycling stamps to collectors!!!!!

This is a webpage listing charities in the UK which collect used postage stamps to raise money for charity. Charities find used stamps, which they then sort, and sell on to collectors and philatelists, an excellent source of extra income, and you are helping save the environment and reduce waste by not binning them! What could be better?

Whether your stamps are recent or old, common or rare, wherever they come from across the world, every stamp can be saved!

The charities/ volunteers listed below collect used postage stamps for charities. Please send your used stamps to any of them,
all donations of stamps will be most gratefully received! Contact us to add your charity to the directory list (make sure that you contact us from time to time to update the "address last confirmed" date. )

List last updated: September 17th 2015


RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
the society that pays for the lifeboats that mean hundreds of lives are saved each year around Britain's coast.
RNLI stamps, care/of Lara,
7 Speedwell,
TQ5 9MJ,
(please note this is not a head office address, but is simply a local unpaid volunteer. Please only send stamps,
no other correspondence. Receipt confirmations available upon request, please include an address for same!)
International and UK postage stamps equally welcome.
Address Last Confirmed: Sept 2015

The Swindon Talking newspaper
provides a free player and weekly publication for visually impaired and blind users.
We are completely self funded and rely on volunteers and donations.
Please send your stamps to:
Gemma Peet
Swindon talking news
Craven house
145 Victoria road
Sn1 3bu
Address Last Confirmed: Sept 2015

The South Devon Players theatre & film company
An awardwinning (and featured on national BBC TV) theatre and film company specialising in period and historical drama.
Please send in envelopes that fit through a letter box thanks.
The South Devon Players
c/o Chestnut Community Centre
1-3 Poplar Close
Devon TQ5 0SA
Address Last Confirmed: Sept 2015

French Bulldog Rescue GB (FBRGB)
is one of only two registered charities who specialise in the rescue of French Bulldogs, we are a non profit organisation run by volunteers. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs in need from private rescue groups, and owners here in Great Britain. All the dogs are neutered and our goal is to place healthy and happy French Bulldogs into well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.
Please send stamps to
Address Last Confirmed: August 2015

Together Trust
The Together Trust (registered charity number: 209782) provides care, education and support for children and adults with learning and physical disabilities, autism and emotional needs. Our services include residential homes, domiciliary care, specialist schools and a foster ing service for hard to place children. Every year we help over 1400 children and adults to overcome very significant barriers giving them the most positive future possible.
Please ensure correct postage is put on bulky envelopes, as we cannot afford to pay to retrieve them from the sorting office if insufficient postage is put on
Together Trust centre
Schools Hill
Address Last Confirmed: May 2010

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice
provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants from 0 - 5 years, who suffer with life threatening or life limiting conditions that require 27/7 care.
Zoe's Place Baby Hospice Liverpool
Life Health Centre
Yew Tree Lane
West Derby
L12 9HH
Address Last Confirmed: July 2015

Funding Neuro
(organization information not submitted)

Funding Neuro
Geason House
145 North Street
G3 7DA
Address Last Confirmed: April 2015

Hospiscare is the hospice charity for Exeter, Mid and East Devon providing end of life care for local people and support for their families and friends too, caring for 750 patients in their homes and the hospice, free of charge every day of the year.
Dryden Road
Address Last Confirmed: March 2015