Clothes store update:  08.03.2018.  This list is updated regularly.

We have very limited space for storing donations so please look at the list for items we can accommodate as these change from week to week.

Thank you for offering to donate to The Gatehouse.  Our guests DO appreciate the generosity of the general public and acknowledge this support as they face the hostile challenge of living on the street.

Clean, good quality clothing can be part of maintaining your dignity whilst you are homeless, sleeping rough or in a hostel.

Simple things like being able to shave is important for some as part of maintaining the appearance you had before you were homeless.

So please remember we cannot accept clothes that:

  • are dirty or smell very strongly of cigarette smoke.
  • are ripped, damaged or heavily stained.

Yes to:

Top 5! 

  • Long johns for men
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Men’s gloves (no small magic gloves please!)
  • Tents + sleeping bags

We’re still welcoming:

  • Men’s trousers (esp 32” + 34”)
  • Tooth paste
  • Men’s jumpers + fleeces
  • Men’s coats + winter shoes
  • Shampoo + shower gel
  • Candles.

 NO:  (we can’t store any more of these currently)

  • Duvets (try animal rescue centres)
  • Sheets + pillows
  • Women’s t shirts

 Absolutely NO: (we cannot use these items)

summer or party clothing; sandals + canvas shoes; formal suits + jackets; men’s shirts or shorts; swimsuits; ties; children’s clothing + shoes; baby blankets; cotton blankets.