Clothes store update: 14.02.2018. 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 time to time.
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.
So please remember we cannot accept clothes that:
- are dirty or smell very strongly of cigarette smoke.
- are ripped, damaged or heavily stained.
Top of the list!:
- Long johns for men
- Disposable razors + shaving cream
We’re still welcoming:
- Men’s trousers (esp 32” + 34”)
- jumpers + fleeces
- Men’s coats + winter shoes
- Sleeping bags
- Shampoo + shower gel
NO: (we can’t store any more of these currently)
- Hats + scarves
- Duvets (try animal rescue centres)
- Sheets + pillows
- Women’s clothing
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