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: 19th September 2018.

Tinned/Dry Food
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Pasta
Salt
Soups
Tinned Vegetables
Peanut Butter
Chopped Tomatoes
Sandwich Spread
Tinned Tuna/Fish
Tinned Fruit
Tinned Meat
Ketchup
Porridge
Breakfast Cereal
Pepper
Brown Sauce
Pot Noodles
Tea
Nuttella
Squash
Baked Beans
Biscuits
Plum Tomatoes (not chopped)
Sugar
Coffee
Honey
Instant Hot Chocolate
Toiletries
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Toothpaste
Bubble Bath
Sanitary Towels
Ladies Make-up
Talc
Combs
Body Lotion
Body Wash
Shaving Foam
Hand Cream
Face Cream
Shampoo
Deodorant
Soap
Toothbrushes
Razors
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
Hand Towels
Bath Towels
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"
Bedding - We cannot use duvets and pillows
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Sheets Dressing Gowns
Pyjamas
Sleeping Bags Blankets
Household
We have an abundance We are managing We need help! We are desperate!
Toilet Rolls
Phone Chargers
Candles
Cotton Buds
Nail Clippers Carrier Bags
35mm Film Canisters (used to distribute shampoo)

Our Impact in 2017

  • Over 3,332 volunteers, offering over 23,493 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 3,569 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2015, an increase of 30% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now doubled since 2010

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

  • 109,131 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 298 a day.

  • 4,871 different people used our services during this year.

  • 3,117 people used our advice services during the past year. 312 were women.

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

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

  • 29 people were helped to find employment

  • 11 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 256 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.

  • 97 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 169 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 20 birth certificates purchased during this year.

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

  • 25,800 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.

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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.