We donate to Whitechapel Mission

Our club donates mainly men's clothing to the Mission on a regular basis making sure that we are providing what is needed.

The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 140 years – including a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs.

Whitechapel regular updates what would be most useful on their website https://whitechapel.org.uk/

Anything donated to the Whitechapel Mission will be given directly to people who are homeless.

Moist needed items:  https://whitechapel.org.uk/donate/inkind

Examples of items donated:

  • Clothing - Clean, new and gently used clothing of all types is helpful. Large sizes are especially helpful. We are always in need of new underwear/t-shirts and socks, new and gently used jeans and shoes, and professional clothing for those looking for work or re-entering the workforce. In the winter, we are especially in need of warm outerwear: coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves.
  • Toiletries - new razors, toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, hand cream, shampoo. Many of our community members will come though our doors each morning looking to have a wash, clean their teeth and a shave. More than 75 people a day will want to have a shower and choose clean clothing.
  • Linens - We are always in need of bath towels, hand towels, face cloths, twin-size sheets and blankets, and sleeping bags.

The dates for collection will be posted in advance on our Future Programme.

In the past Rotarians made up Hygiene Kits:  

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Socks (white and black)
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Individually wrapped, healthy snack

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