We supply the emergency provision of food, clothing and household items and so rely on donations to help to meet real needs
We are able to accept a wide range of essential items to help to meet the needs of our guests. Whilst we appreciate any of the below items you are able to donate there are always items that we are most in need of which we highlight as our ‘most wanted’.
- Food – We give out non-perishable items in our food store so appreciate: coffee, UHT milk, sugar, cereal, rice, soup, baked beans, vegetable oil, canned meals, tinned meat/fish, tinned vegetables/fruit, jam and custard.
Most wanted food items: Small bags of sugar, UHT milk, and coffee.
- Clothing – We welcome clean, good condition and ready to wear men’s/women’s/children’s: t-shirts, jumpers, coats, trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, pyjamas, shoes, socks and new underwear. Due to limited storage capacity we would appreciate receiving summer clothing from March-August and winter clothing from September-February.
Most wanted clothing items: Small men’s trousers, new packs of underwear and backpacks.
- Toiletries – We give out hygiene packs to those without so love new and unopened: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, face cloths, deodorants, shower gel, shampoo, hairbrushes, combs, toilet rolls and women’s hygiene items.
Most wanted toiletry item: Face cloths, deodorants, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
- Household items – We take clean and working (no rips, stains or tears) essential items such as: bedding (single and double sheets, duvet covers, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags), towels, curtains, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery, cooking utensils, kettles, toasters, lamps, irons, ironing boards, hoovers and prams.
Most wanted household item: Sleeping bags, single duvet covers and sheets, pillows, cutlery and plastic bags. Please note that we are not currently accepting duvets.
- Cleaning products – We give out home hampers to those who have just moved house so can make use of new and unused: washing up liquid, j-cloths, tea towels, anti-bacterial spray, laundry detergent and washing powder.
Most wanted cleaning product: Small bottles of laundry detergent.
All suitable donations can be brought to the reception at Trinity Life Church (Upper Tichborne Street, LE2 1GL – if using a satnav use LE2 1AB to access the building from Highfield Street) Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm & Friday 9am-2pm or dropped off at your local collection point if you are connected to one of our partners. Please note that our reception will close for Christmas at 12pm on Monday 23rd December 2019 and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020.
Thank you for giving to help those in need.