Donations are needed for the shelter from mid December. If you can keep donations until then we would be grateful, if you need to donate before then please contact us and we can sort out delivery or collection.
If you wish to donate money throughout the year it can be done either way below:
Monetary donations allow us to buy in the foods, drinks and other essentials we need to operate during the shelter. Any surplus money is banked and saved so that we can continue our Saturday work with the homeless throughout the year.
In order for the shelter to run these are the items that we require every year over the Christmas period.
From the 22nd to 24th December all donations can be taken to Queens Road Baptist Church between 10.00am and 4.00pm daily. From the 24th to the 28th donations can be accepted from 8.00am till 10.00pm.
Your generosity allows us to help others. All of the following items are gratefully received.
Blankets, sleeping bags, duvets and pillows (new only). We are unable to use bed sheets please don't donate them as we cannot use them.
Clothing - all sizes male or female
Coats/jackets, jumpers, fleeces/hoodies, t-shirts/long sleeved tops, trousers, thermals, hats, scarves, gloves, waterproof boots/shoes (new or hardly worn), socks and underwear.
Toiletries - new only please - look in your bathroom cabinet, that’s what we need!
Other useful and helpful items
Toilet paper, kitchen paper/napkins, plastic/paper cups, plastic cutlery, cleaning products, rubbish bags, cling film/aluminium foil.
We provide hundreds of hot meals plus extra snacks throughout the day and night for our guests and more than 3,000 servings of tea and coffee over 5 nights.
Non-perishable items should have a use-by-date of December 2019 or beyond. Perishable items should be donated on or after 24th Dec with use by dates of 29th Dec or later (if possible). In order to comply with Food & Hygiene Regulations, we are unable to accept cooked meals, except by prior arrangement with Event Directors.
|Non-Perishable Food||Perishable Food|
|Coffee / tea / hot chocolate||Fresh milk|
|Sugar / UHT milk / sweeteners||Cheese|
|Squash / long-life fruit juice||Fresh fruit|
|Cakes / mince pies||Bacon|
|Biscuits / crisps||Sausages|
|Sweets / chocolates||Eggs|
|Tinned meat / fish (for sandwiches)||Mushrooms|
|Baked Beans / tinned spaghetti / soup||Bread|
|Tinned tomatoes / vegetables||Spreadable butter|
|Tinned fruit / tinned custard||Fruit juice|
|Breakfast cereal / porridge||Sliced ham|
|Plastic bottles of brown & red sauce||Pork pies|
|Mustard, pickles, salt & pepper||Sausage rolls|
|Mint sauce||Salad ingredients|
|Cream and block butter|