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Donate safely and securely by SMS Text

Your text gift to The Whitechapel Mission goes to work right away – providing meals, showers, shelter, medical care, life-skills classes and mentoring for poor and homeless men and women in London. Your text gift is safe and secure. You can donate with confidence.

Simply text to the number 70070

with the message:

MISS15 followed by the amount you wish to donate. eg MISS150 £2 or MISS15 £10

You will receive a confirmation text in reply and an opportunity to GiftAid your donation if you wish.

100% of your donation will be received by The Whitechapel Mission.

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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 15% 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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challengeSay NO to Polystyrene

We have decided to remove all polystyrene products from our service provision.

Thank You

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We would like to offer a very special thank you to the 198 people who support the Whitechapel Mission through a Standing Order from their bank or through their credit card.

Regular Giving is very important to sustaining the work of the Mission and we could do with a few more people donating by Standing Order.
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And a further thank you to the 1,783 people who have gift-aided their donations to the Whitechapel Mission this year.

Gift-aid added a further £14,373 to donations this year.

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  • Lucy Sweeney - French Riviera Marathon

    Lucy Sweeney

    For some mad reason i've decided to run the French Riviera Marathon on the 4th November. That's right, i'll be dragging my little legs all the way from Nice to Cannes for fun and more importantly, bragging rights.

    I've decided to fundraise for Whitechapel Mission as homelessness hits a record high in London and the UK and with winter fast approaching they need our help more than ever. So please donate to this important cause and as a thank you I promise i'll stop going on about running.

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  • Taking part in The Great South Run

    Carole Jacob

    I volunteered one morning a few weeks ago on the Breakfast shift. I was on tea/coffee making duties, and the kind, humorous, mostly polite "clients" I served that morning totally opened my eyes to what I envisage as a homeless person and left me feeling very humble.

    So if you feel you would be able to give a little to help this great organization then I would be very grateful as I know they undoubtedly will be too.

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