Clothes store update: 21.09.2018. This list is updated regularly.
Please note our email for all clothes donations enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
We love donations but due to lack of storage space and because we have plenty of these, it’s:
No more women’s clothes
No more sanitary towels and tampons
No more women’s shoes
No more pillows
at the moment. This doesn’t mean we won’t be wanting these items in the future so please keep an eye on this list
Clean, good quality clothing can be part of maintaining your dignity whilst you are homeless, sleeping rough or in a hostel. So, please:
- NO dirty, unwashed items or things smelling strongly of stale cigarettes.
- NO ripped, damaged or heavily stained items.
Please ring us first or visit us during our open hours (please see website for details) and please do not leave donations outside our door.
We’ve only a small storage space so please check the LIST BELOW.
- Men’s PANTS/BOXER SHORTS…pants, pants, pants…
- Razors + shaving cream
- Deodorants, Deodorants, Deodorants!!!!
- Socks, socks, socks!
- Shampoo + shower gel
Last but not least, we’re still welcoming:
- Men’s T shirts
- Men’s jogging bottoms (32”-34” always popular)
- Sleeping bags + tents (always in demand).
- Men’s coats + waterproofs
- And… toothpaste! (We’ve got lots of toothbrushes tho’)
Absolutely NO: we cannot use these items. It creates more work for us transporting them to a charity shops.
NO CHILDREN’S/BABY CLOTHES
NO PARTY CLOTHING, formal suits, jackets, ties, swimsuits. NO HATS or SCARVES-we can’t store any more of these!
And…NO sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers.
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.
Whilst you might be able to keep yourself clean, keeping your belongings clean and dry when it’s pouring with rain can be hard on the streets. Your donations go a long way supporting people in the uphill struggle with the elements.