Bringing hope where there is despair
Christmas, New Year and Bank Holidays. For most of us, it's a time of celebration, but for those who are homeless, it's too often a day of painful memories of wrong turns, families lost and forgotten love. The Whitechapel Mission is open every day of the year and Christmas is no exception.
We are already planning for Christmas 2017 and would welcome your involvement.
Our Christmas programme starts on Friday 22nd December 2017 and runs until Tueday 2nd January 2018, where volunteers play an even more important roll in our service provision.
Please call 020 7392 2701 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to contact us over Christmas.
We are always grateful for gifts to suppport our work, but please bear in mind that we start work at 5am and can only accept deliveries before noon each day.
A list of our Christmas needs >>>
We have staff available to receive your donations and help unload your vehicle every day throughout Christmas from 5am until noon.
If it is not convenient to deliver during these hours, please ring the office on 03000 111 400 and we can attempt to arrange for a member of staff to be available at other times.
Please do not attempt to make your delivery outside of these hours without arranging it with us in advance. Items left on our doorstep will never get to us.
The Whitechapel Mission has vehicles used to collect food, clothing and gifts needed for our work. If you have gifts for the Mission, but are having difficulty getting them to us, then it may be possible for us to collect. Last date for Christmas collections is: Thursday 21st December 2017
We ask you to bear in mind that our vehicles are costly to run and therefore it is not possible for us to collect small donations.
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Pete was a glue sniffer for many years, and an alcoholic. Very familiar to the police and criminal system and never quite ready to change his life. And then one morning he said he had had enough and would we help him sort things out. We managed to find a detox and rehab which Pete grabbed with both hands and sorted out his addiction problems. Upon completion of the therapy, we were able to find a hostel, but with no work experience, a criminal record, it was going to be difficult to move forward from there. But, we managed to find him employment and he was able to move into his own flat and finally start his life.