How you can help us

We are always very grateful for any help received, below are a number of ways you can help us.

We welcome any donation big or small to help in the development and growth of our beloved charity. You can donate by visiting our donation page. The money you donate goes into our development appeal to help contribute to aspects such as new equipment and new opportunities for our members. We currently have a target of £5,000 which we hope to reach in the near future with your help!

Donate Your Waste Timber

Waste Timber

We would also like to show our immense appreciation to the companies that already support us:

Kindling is at the heart of what we do but we need your help to keep our stick production going! We have a number of companies that support our Charity by providing us with the waste timber that makes each bag of our Chopsticks. However, we would greatly appreciate any further donations of untreated wood or offcuts that we could use. In return Chopsticks are helping you reduce waste transfer as well as landfill costs, making you greener and cleaner whilst showing your support to a charity.

If you are interested in donating your timber then please contact our Service Provisions Manager Sharon Best on 01609 777292 or

Development Appeal

Development appeal

Development and growth is what we strive for as a charity! This is where our development appeal comes in! Any donation that you make goes into our development appeal fund which helps contribute to things such as new equipment, better facilities and new opportunities for our members! Our current targets is £5,000 so if you would like to make a contribution to our development appeal then visit our donation page or visit us at Chopsticks at:

Endeavour House,
Thurston Road

Volunteer with us

Here at Chopsticks we welcome anyone that would like to lend a helping hand! Members of the Tesco Northallerton team regularly enjoy coming to see us and helping us in our workshop amongst all our members but we can never have too much help! As a volunteer you are given the opportunity to gain work experience either in our kindling production workshop where we you can also create Planters, Garden Maintenance Service or even help out with our Monday Crafts Class ChopArts! We also welcome anyone who would like to help us with our fundraising. Like Most charities Chopsticks works with vulnerable adults and therefore a DBS check must be undertaken prior to volunteering with us!

Volunteering for a charity is a very rewarding experience and we would love your help! If you are interested then please contact us

Become a Friend

Become a friend

We welcome any businesses that would like to support our charity by becoming a corporate friend of Chopsticks! You can sign up for an annual or lifetime friendship scheme that consists of many benefits! This includes:

  • A 10% discount rate on all of our products
  • Biannual email updates on how your money is making a difference
  • A bespoke piece of glass artwork crafted from our members
  • Chopsticks networking days, a perfect opportunity for networking
  • A 10% discount on our Ceildh’s craft fairs

And most importantly the satisfaction of providing support and opportunities for some of society’s most vulnerable people!