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.

This page is updated daily: 20th July 2019.

Tinned/Dry Food
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Pasta
Salt
Soups
Tinned Vegetables
Chopped Tomatoes
Tea
Sandwich Spread
Tinned Tuna/Fish
Tinned Fruit
Tinned Meat
Baked Beans
Honey
Breakfast Cereal
Pepper
Brown Sauce
Pot Noodles
Nuttella
Peanut Butter
Squash
Biscuits
Plum Tomatoes (not chopped)
Sugar
Coffee
Instant Hot Chocolate
Ketchup
Porridge
Toiletries
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Toothpaste
Bubble Bath
Sanitary Towels
Soap
Shampoo
Ladies Make-up
Talc
Combs
Deodorant
Toothbrushes
Razors
Body Lotion
Body Wash
Hand Cream
Face Cream
Shaving Foam
Clothing
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Suits
Jumpers
Socks
T-Shirts
Padded Shirts
Trousers 36" waist and above
Light Sweaters
Women's Clothing
Shirts
Mens Gloves
Black Woollen Hats
Woollen Scarves
Winter Jackets
Winter Coats
Baseball Caps
Hand Towels
Bath Towels
Underpants
Boxers
Jeans 28-36"
Trousers 28-34"
Small Rucksacks
Mens Trainers
Mens Shoes
Knickers & Bras
Bedding - We cannot use duvets and pillows
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Sheets Dressing Gowns
Pyjamas
Blankets
Sleeping Bags
Household
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Toilet Rolls
Phone Chargers
Candles
Cotton Buds
Nail Clippers
35mm Film Canisters (used to distribute shampoo)
Carrier Bags

Our Impact in 2018

  • Over 4,600 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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Bedding

Blankets and
sleeping bags

We are always looking to receive blankets and sleeping bags.

Duvets and Pillows

We CANNOT use duvets and pillows. Most of our people are sleeping on the streets and cannot carry them around all day. When we find accomodation for people we like to offer them brand new pillows and deuvets.

Coat Hangers

We CANNOT use any more coat hangers.

Food Banks

Clearing out 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 loads of this food as food banks struggle to dispose of the surplus.

Too much food donated

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.

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.