Bringing hope where there is despair
Charlie had been sniffing glue since he was 12 years old and said it was his way of dealing with the abuse he received. A long time visitor to the Whitechapel Mission, he always claimed he was not ready to leave the streets, so we welcomed him each morning and waited. Today, Charlie is clean of glue and has his own place to live. It was just a case of waiting until he was ready for our help. We don't see much of Charlie these days, but that is normal. He doesn't need us any longer.
Winter is a difficult time for the homeless, the weather is changeable and the nights are longer. At the peak of winter it will be dark by 4pm. We all know our summer is over and the cold is here. And they know it too.
We serve more breakfasts at this time of year, give out more clothing and just can't keep up with the requests for blankets and sleeping bags.
Your donations to The Whitechapel Mission help transform lives! It is financial contributions and donated goods and services that make it possible for The Whitechapel Mission to provide help and hope to the homeless and poor of London. There are many ways for you to donate and help bring about life transformation in men and women in London.
Please make a donation now and support our work this winter.
|Will let us feed, shower and clothe a homeless person for a day.|
|Will let us share some warmth this winter. Your blanket will help them keep warm as temperatures drop overnight on the streets.|
|Will buy a birth certificate and allow a homeless peron to get their identity back, and place their first foot on the ladder.|
|Would allow us to feed, shower, clothe and offer advice to one person for one day.|
|Will let us fund an advice worker for a day.|
|Would allow us to give everybody a gift on Christmas Day. A sleeping bag and a new warm jumper|
|Would allow us to feed everybody coming to our door on Christmas Day.|
|Would allow us to offer our ladies, a Christmas Lunch, Party and a Present.|
If you would like to contribute regularly, you might like to complete a Bankers Order. The Whitechapel Mission is a registered charity and the Trustees wish to express their grateful thanks to all who support the Mission financially, whether your donation be great or small.
If you would like to contribute regularly, we would ask you to complete a Bankers Order. Even if it is only a few of pounds a month, it makes a huge difference to our work. £3 a month is actually worth far more to us than £36 a year.
A 'gift in kind' donation is a great way for you to support the Whitechapel Mission.
Whether you are a church, school, corporate, retailer, manufacturer, agent, distributor, wholesaler or individual - if you have surplus goods then you can help.
Suggested goods to donate:
Every day the Whitechapel Mission helps over 250 people, and as many as 300. Many of them come to us because they are living on the streets or have become homeless through family breakdown, violence, poverty or discrimination. Others may be unfairly threatened with eviction, or living in property that is damp, dangerous or overcrowded.
Your gift to The Whitechapel Mission goes to work right away - providing meals, showers, shelter, medical care, lifeskills classes and mentoring for poor and homeless men and women in London. Your gift is safe and secure. You can donate with confidence.
Hope Partners are special friends who give monthly to The Whitechapel Mission. The gifts of Hope Partners are important and help us provide over 100,000 breakfasts, support our advice and counselling and ensure we are open throughout the night during freezing conditions.