Most aid organisations say they prefer donations of cash, rather than clothes or blankets. The best plan may be to take old clothes to your local charity shop, so they can be sold to raise money.
There have been reports of a number of fake charity websites being set up which claim to be collecting money for the disaster fund.
There are a couple of things you can do to make sure your money only goes to the aid effort and not to fraudsters.
Disasters Emergency Committee
This is the umbrella group which co-ordinates British Aid.
Its members include: Save the Children, British Red Cross, Oxfam, World Vision, Tearfund, Merlin, Help the Aged, Christian Aid, Actionaid, Caford, Merlin, Concern.
0870 60 60 900.
DEC Tsunami Earthquake Appeal
PO Box 999
Make cheques payable to: DEC tsunami earthquake appeal.
You can also make donations at any post office.