Thank you to all the supporters who have helped us remain open every day and keep our services free of charge to all.

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Our centre in Whitechapel has remained open throughout this pandemic, as many as 600 free meals being served each day. All services remain free of charge.

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Christmas Preparations

Kitchens

Breakfast is Served

Kitchens

Hot Cuppa

Kitchens

Cooking Meals

Kitchens

Staff Arriving

Kitchens

Tea or Coffee

Kitchens

More eggs please

Kitchens

Another bath of sausages

Kitchens

Service with a smile

How you can help

We are already planning for Christmas 2020 and would welcome your involvement.

  • Finances - We need your financial support to make this work.
  • Donation Button Gifts - We are looking for gifts to help restore broken lives and broken families at this time of year, providing homeless men, women and children with hot meals, safe shelter, and hope. But at Christmas, your generosity gives them something more here at The Whitechapel Mission, a taste of family and the love we all crave. Thank you!
  • Clothing - Clean, new and gently used clothing of all types is helpful. Large sizes are especially helpful. We are always in need of new underwear/t-shirts and socks, new and gently used jeans and shoes, and professional clothing for those looking for work or re-entering the workforce. In the winter, we are especially in need of warm outerwear: coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves.
  • Toiletries - new razors, toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, hand cream, shampoo. Many of our community members will come though our doors each morning looking to have a wash, clean their teeth and a shave. as many as 150 people a day will want to have a shower and choose clean clothing.
    Our current needs

Christmas Message

100% Donation Policy

Donation Pie Chart

How we use your donations

The Trustees of the Whitechapel Mission are proud to confirm that we operate on a unique 100% donations policy. Every penny of every donation received is used strictly for charitable purposes.

The Trustees understand the importance and responsibility that comes with running a charity and accountability it brings.

All the charity's administrative and fundraising costs are covered by:

  • Investment income
  • Income generated from the Whitechapel Mission building. Money raised from rental income

People asking for money on our trains

  • We offer free food, free showers, free clothing and free advice and counseling to all those in need.
  • Free access to medical advice, free access to educational classes and free access to benefits advice, job club and housing advice.
  • Daycentre open every day of the year, and staff on-site 24 hours a day.
  • Advice centre open until 4pm weekdays.
  • We are open to all, regardless of their background, race, sex, religion or origin.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A free breakfast served daily at 8am

A free lunch served daily

Showers available weekdays at 8:30am

Clothing available via showers daily

Advice workers available weekdays from 8am

Computer Suite available weekdays from 8am

Yes. We welcome donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and clothing on any weekday from 5am until 4pm and weekends from 5:30am until noon.

It is possible to make donations outside of these hours, if you can call us and arrange.

We are not able to accept duvets and pillows. And we cannot accept pre-cooked food.

Rarely. Our entrance is in Maples Place, E1 1BJ and it has parking bays. These are usually full most of the day from 8am

It is possible to park outside of our carpark gates, for a short time to unload (in the same road)

If you call us in advance and inform us of your vehicle registration number, we can have the gates open for you to park.

Yes, please visit our volunteering pages

Yes. We are open every day of the year and will be open every day throughout Christmas.

Please follow us on instagram, facebook and twitter. Watch out for our Christmas Updates: #OurChristmasMission

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Clothes Delivered 278,541

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Meals Served 315,425

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