Donations in Kind

The Whitechapel Mission is always grateful to receive any donations in support of our work. We do not dictate what we are prepared to accept. If you feel that the gift will be useful in our work with homeless people, then we will be grateful to receive.

Gifts
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Duvets
Pillows
Blankets
Dressing Gowns
Pyjamas
Sheets
Sleeping Bags Socks & Chocs
Wollen Hats
Wollen Gloves
Wollen Scarves
Tinned/Dry Food
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Pasta
Salt
Soups
Brown Sauce
Tinned Vegetables
Sandwich Spread
Tinned Tuna/Fish
Tinned Fruit
Tinned Meat
Porridge
Pepper
Pot Noodles
Tea
Baked Beans
Sugar
Coffee
Squash
Honey
Ketchup
Breakfast Cereal
Biscuits
Plum Tomatoes (not chopped)
Instant Hot Chocolate
Clothing
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Suits
Trousers 36" waist and above
Light Sweaters
Women's Clothing
Shirts
Winter Jackets
Winter Coats
Jumpers
Mens Gloves
Black Woollen Hats
Woollen Scarves
Baseball Caps
T-Shirts
Padded Shirts
Mens Underwear
Socks
Jeans 28-36"
Rucksacks
Mens Trainers
Mens Shoes
Trousers 28-34"
Hand Towels
Bath Towels
Toiletries
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Toothpaste
Bubble Bath
Ladies Make-up
Talc
Combs
Hand Cream
Face Cream
Body Lotion
Body Wash
Shaving Foam
Toothbrushes
Razors
Shampoo
Deodorant
Soap

Our Impact in 2018

  • Over 4,615 volunteers, offering over 27,690 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 4,134 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017, an increase of 32% on the previous year.

  • Figures reveal that 8,096 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in London in 2017, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 169% since 2010

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

  • 101,835 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 279 a day.

  • 5,412 different people used our services during this year.

  • 2,917 people used our advice services during the past year. 296 were women.

  • 18% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

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

  • 36 people were helped to find employment

  • 41 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 198 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.

  • 79 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 258 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 12 birth certificates purchased during this year.

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

  • 23,800 showers during this year.

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

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Food Banks

Clearing the cupboards

At particular times of the year, and in attempt to make room for new donations of non-perishable food items, a number of food banks clear the cupboards of last years food donations. And in come the offers of van loads of this food as food banks struggle to dispose of the surplus.

Too much food

A number of food banks accept gifts when they cannot store it or use it. And in come the offers of van loads of this food as food banks struggle to dispose of the surplus.

Please stop offering

We are not interested in taking your cupboard clearing surplus. We are not interested in 10 pallet loads of nappies or van load of pasta.

Deliveries

Weekdays

We have staff available to receive your donations and help unload your vehicle on weekdays from 5am until 3pm

Weekends

We have staff available to receive your donations and help unload your vehicle on weekends from 5am until noon. We would always recommend letting us know you plan to deliver at the weekend.

Other Times

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.