Text a Donation

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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 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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News

challengeEnglish 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

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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Fundraising

  • Monopoly Challenge

    Monopoly Challenge

    Take in London’s iconic landmarks in this challenge within the heart of the capital.

    The date for the 2019 challenge is: Thursday 20th June. Time: noon - 4pm

    Support the homeless by taking on the Monopoly Challenge.

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  • Deltra Group

    Deltra Group

    The team at Deltra Group, a London-based recruitment agency, who resource for organisations in need of support to strengthen their programme and project teams, are passionate about helping their clients find the best possible candidate for their organisations. They now want to extend this good will towards those who need an extra helping hand.

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  • Charitable Bookings

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    For EVERY honoured restaurant booking you make for you or on behalf of someone else, £1 for EVERY diner will be donated by CHARITABLE BOOKINGS to a charity of your choice at absolutely no cost to you.

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  • Good Giving

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    A gift that makes a real difference.

    Looking for the perfect present? Don’t know what to buy?

    How about a gift that can help change the life of a homeless person?

    Whatever your budget and whoever you’d like to buy for, there’s a full range for you choose from. And to recognise your donation we’ll send a gift certificate in the name of your friend, relative or loved one for them to open on their special day.

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  • pennies from heaven

    pennies from heaven Net pay rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. Earn £850.34 then 34p to charity

    Individuals sign up once and from then on every salary is rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. If net pay was £850.34 then 34p would be donated. Donation is between 0-99p.

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  • UK mountain charity challenges

    Mountain Challenge Help raise money and awareness whilst tackling a mountain challenge

    ExpedAdventure organise and run bespoke UK mountain charity challenges and International treks. ExpedAdventure organise all the challenge logistics so you can focus on getting fit and raising awareness and funds for your charity.

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