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 2019 and would welcome your involvement.
Our Christmas programme starts on Saturday 21st December and runs until Wednesday 1st January 2020, where volunteers play an even more important roll in our service provision.
Please call 03000 111 700 or e-mail email@example.com 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: Friday 20th December
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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Have you seen our Christmas Appeal on TV?
No? And you never will!
Your donations are only ever used for direct expense, to assist those in need and never to fund an expensive TV or radio advert.
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Wendy was a drug addict, involved in prostitution and street sleeping. A regular visitor to the Whitechapel Mission, coming to us for somewhere warm and safe to relax, she was never quite ready to get her life back on track. With our help and support, she was able, eventually, to leave the streets of Whitechapel and move into permanent accommodation, but continued to abuse drugs and fund it through prostitution. Wendy died in 2012, leaving two children. We were never able to reach Wendy, but could offer her friendship and somewhere she could be safe.