People donate a huge volume of things, as well as their time and money, to Hope.
The majority of these items are clothes and food. Please ask us before collecting other items to give to us in case we can’t use them or they are of less value to homeless people, or there is something we need more. An example are scarves, which we get a lot of, and as such are not as great a priority as other items.
Both food and clothes are put to good use directly in our service delivery: in feeding people in need and in clothing people.
Food is divided into what goes into our day centre and what goes into our food club. During the harvest and Christmas periods a lot of this can be delivered directly to our food warehouse rather than to our day centre and during this period we will tell you how to do this on social media and on this site. At other periods, please bring these donations to the Hope day centre between 9.30 and 12.30 Mondays to Saturdays.
On this website and on social media we say what we need desperately at any one time. It always includes sugar, fresh veg, squash, tea and coffee.
Clothes (including shoes): A lot of what we are given is provided for homeless people to wear and all underwear, which we always need, goes directly for this purpose. We carefull sort all clothes donated into categories.
We are developing an innovative charity shop where people on low incomes will be able to buy clothes at discount rates under a membership scheme, as we do with some food through our foodclub. As a whole the charity shop income will directly support our day centre. Some of the clothes you donate will be allocated to the shop, if we have too many for the day centre.
Some of the clothes may be sold for rags if they are not suitable to be used by homeless people.
Some of the clothes will also be sold through jumble sales to raise funds for our work.
Some will be sold on ebay to raise funds.
All clothes donations benefit people in acute need, either through being directly supplied to them, or sold to raise funds for work with them. Staff never have access to donated clothes for their use.
If anyone is interested in becoming part of our team to collect, sort and sell clothes or food, contact email@example.com
At present all clothes donations should be brought to the day centre, but if you have lots to donate, we may be able to collect them. Ring us on 08455199371 if this is the case.
Other items: As we develop the charity shop we will start taking more bric a brac and other items.
We welcome work wear, especially boots; plus torches.
We have an Amazon wishlist of other items available here
Talk to us through facebook or by phone in regard to bedding, children’s items, tents and sleeping bags. We may be able to help.
We will place appeals either on this site or on social media for other specific items we need.
PLEASE CARRY ON DONATING CLOTHES AND FOOD TO HOPE!