Our Impact in 2020

  • Over 2,850 volunteers, offering over 20,930 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 10,726 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2018/19, an increase of 32% on the previous year.

  • Figures reveal that 10,726 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in London in 2018/19, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 250% since 2010

  • 24% of rough sleepers have been on the streets for 2 years or more.

  • 173,945 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 474 a day.

  • 7,925 different people used our services during this year.

  • 1,924 people used our advice services during the past year. 439 were women.

  • 24% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

  • 6 people use the Whitechapel Mission's address to receive their post.

  • 32 people were helped to find employment

  • 17 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 193 people received help in claiming benefits.

  • 32% of people using our services have been in care at some point.

  • 15% of people supported by the Whitechapel Mission have been in the armed services.

  • 48 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 426 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 19 birth certificates purchased during this year.

  • 98 people came to us without any form of ID at all.

  • 17,387 showers during this year.

  • 38% of people using our services have been in prison.

Donate to the Whitechapel Mission at Christmas

Your donations to The Whitechapel Mission help transform lives! It is financial contributions and donated goods and services that make it possible for The Whitechapel Mission to provide help and hope to the homeless and poor of London at Christmas. There are many ways for you to donate and help bring about life transformation in men and women in London. A list of our Christmas Needs can be found here >>>

Socks 'n' Chocs
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We are looking to make Christmas a little special for the hundreds of people who will come to the centre on Christmas day.

We are looking for a pair of new socks wrapped around a small bar of chocolate and then maybe wrapped in Christmas paper. Can you help make Christmas Special for those sleeping on our streets?

Donate Gifts, Food, or Clothing
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When you donate gifts, food or clothing to The Whitechapel Mission, you impact the lives of the poor and homeless in London. This year, our donors and volunteers helped The Whitechapel Mission provide more than 100,000 breakfasts, 34,000 bags of groceries, and 45,300 articles of clothing to men and women in desperate need of help. We rely on donated food and clothing to meet these important needs.

We do not operate charity shops! Anything donated to the Whitechapel Mission will be given directly to people who are homeless.

Learn more >>>

Ladies Christmas Gifts
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We are looking for 40 wrapped presents for our ladies group

Each gift should not be worth more than £10 in value, maybe a gift set from Boots, or a make-up set

Needed for a party on Friday 13th December. Mrs Christmas will be there. She needs gifts to give to our special guests.

Hygiene Kits
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"Hygiene Kits" are a practical gift of personal hygiene items and other necessities to the men and women we serve.

Learn how to donate Hygiene Kits >>>

Donate Online safely and securely.
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Your gift to The Whitechapel Mission goes to work right away - providing meals, showers, shelter, medical care, lifeskills classes and mentoring for poor and homeless men and women in London. Your gift is safe and secure. You can donate with confidence.

Donate Online now >>>

100% Donation Policy
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Every single pound that the Whitechapel Mission receives is fully allocated to direct expense. Not a single penny is removed for other purposes.

Find out more >>>

Donate by BACS or Direct
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Our Bank Details:

Bank Name: Barclays Bank Plc
Account Name: Whitechapel Mission
Account Number: 80967807
Sort Code: 20-57-06

Homeless Packs
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With the number of homeless on the increase the need to offer assistance for those forced to sleep rough is ever increasing. We are always on the look-out for cost effective means to assist those sleeping rough.

Learn how to donate Homeless Packs >>>