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 putting cash into one of the donation boxes held at local businesses such as the Co-Op. Alternatively you can donate by bank transfer.  Just contact Jan on        01609 761 661 or via e-mail:  and she will give you the relevant bank details.  All money you donate goes into our development appeal to help contribute to things such as new equipment and new opportunities for our Members. 

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 target 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:

Endeavour House,
Thurston Road

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 Workshop Supervisor, Tracey Taylor on 01609 777292 or

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 by working alongside our Members. We can never have too much help!

As a volunteer you are given the opportunity to gain work experience in one of the following areas: Working in our kindling production workshop, assisting ChopShed with the creation of garden items, going out grass cutting or even helping out with our Thursday 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 working alone with any of our Members.

We also welcome those who are interested in making the Care sector their future and are currently working with Darlington College to give work placements to some of their students. These young people have the opportunity to not only work with our Members in their everyday activities, but also to shadow our Outreach worker and spend some time with the NYCC special needs young people's Hub and Personalised Learning Pathways clients upstairs. These are great personal development opportunities that help to improve self-confidence.

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

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 by our members
  • A 10% discount on our events and craft fairs

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