Donate Shares

Are you amongst the thousands of people across the UK own a handful of shares which you are not sure what to do with. They might have been left to you by a relative or given to you following a company privatisation or take over. Why not put yours to good use by donating them to The Whitechapel Mission?

What will you do with my shares?

Large holdings of shares will be sold through our stockbrokers. Donations of smaller holdings of shares will be forwarded to ShareGift, a charity share donation scheme which specialises in accepting donations of shares (especially small holdings which would be uneconomic to sell). Without their support valuable donations would remain locked up in unwanted shares and would not reach charities. ShareGift distributes income from the sale of these shares to a wide range of registered charities including The Whitechapel Mission.

What do I need to do?

Please print the shares donation form, fill it in and send it to us with the share certificate(s) that you want to donate to:

The Honorary Treasurer
The Whitechapel Mission
212, Whitechapel Road
E1 1BJ

We will contact you to confirm how we will be processing your donation and what, if anything, else you need to do.

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Our Impact in 2020

  • Over 2,850 volunteers, offering over 20,930 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 10,726 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2018/19, an increase of 32% on the previous year.

  • Figures reveal that 10,726 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in London in 2018/19, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 250% since 2010

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

  • 173,945 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 474 a day.

  • 7,925 different people used our services during this year.

  • 1,924 people used our advice services during the past year. 439 were women.

  • 24% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

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

  • 32 people were helped to find employment

  • 17 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 193 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.

  • 48 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 426 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 19 birth certificates purchased during this year.

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

  • 17,387 showers during this year.

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


Hiding ScaleEnglish councils accused of hiding scale of homelessness crisis

Critics point out change of compiling method led to decrease in total count of rough sleepers

The Guardian - 25-02-2019

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