Donate Items

We are always grateful for donations of useful items that will help people in our services. Unfortunately we are not able to accept donations of second-hand electrical items, sofas without fire safety labels, sleeping bags, double bedding sets, double duvets or mattresses.

Bedding

Good quality, single bedding sets, duvets and pillows are always useful. Blankets are also helpful.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept anything which does not have a fire safety/fire retardant label for health and safety reasons.

Clothing

Good quality ladies and gents clothing is always very welcome – including trousers, shirts, jumpers, coats, waterproofs, T-shirts, socks, shoes and underwear.
At this time of year, we also need hats, gloves and scarves to help people keep the cold at bay.

Food Items

Food items are really useful to us, however we cannot always take large quantities of fresh produce as we can’t always distribute it quickly enough to our services. We also receive a lot of fresh produce through FareShare and donations of fresh foods from local supermarkets every week. However we do welcome the following food items:

Tinned foods  – soup, fish, vegetables, ready meals
Dried foods – pasta, rice, cereals, sugar, sauces and salad dressings
Drinks – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit squash, fruit juices, long-life milk
Other food items that help people prepare a meal – cooking oils, herbs & spices, stock cubes, condiments

We also need snack meals that can be made in a mug – such as cup-a-soups, mug-shots and pot noodles

Household Goods & Items

Donations of items such as crockery, saucepans, cutlery, cooking utensils, tea towels and hand towels are very welcome.

We also need goods such as washing powder, washing up liquid, toilet roll and cleaning materials.


Donated items can be delivered to:

Southampton

Southampton Street Intensive Service/Hostel
10 Southampton Street
Southampton
SO15 2ED

(This service is 24/7 so donations can be dropped off at any time)


Portsmouth

Homeless Day Service
Yew House
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6BA

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you have items to donate that aren’t listed, please give us a ring on Tel: 023 8063 4596 and have a chat with one of our staff.