Donate items

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.


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.


If you would like to donate any of these items please drop them into our head office in Southampton.  Our address is 125 Albert Road South, SO14 3FR or contact us via to discuss a more convenient drop-off point.

Just £30

Could provide a First Steps Box for someone moving off the street and into a hostel.