Thanks for thinking of us

Thank you for considering the donation of gifts in kind. Gifts in kind can help us in our work, especially with homeless people. But they can also present a significant challenge, if they arrive unannounced or contain items we cannot use. This section of our website aims to give you some clear guidance on what items we can accept and what we cannot.

Items we will accept any time of year

There are some items we can always make use of and will accept at any time of the year:

  • Toiletries and personal sanitary products (male and female)
  • Non-perishable food products (dried and tinned foods etc.)
  • Bottled water, cordial, non-alcoholic drinks
  • Domestic items (dishes, plates, cutlery, pots pans)
  • Small soft furnishings that are new/clean (cushions, pillows etc.)
  • Bedding and blankets, if new and sealed
  • Socks and underwear, gloves and scarves, if new

Items we may not be able to accept

There are some items we may not accept, mainly because we have very limited storage space. Please call us to discuss these items before delivering them to us:

  • Used clothing and footwear
  • Perishable food
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Household furniture
  • Used bedding
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Items we will not accept at any time
  • Used bedding
  • Used tents and sleeping bags
  • Used gloves, hats, socks and underwear
  • Food past its sell by date


We are unable to collect Gifts in Kind, but we aim to make the donation process as simple as possible. Items can be delivered to our headquarters, Val Roberts House, 25 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6NX and will then be distributed to services.


Please call us on 0115 970 9558 or email to discuss your donation.

Other organisations

If we’re not able to make use of your donation, the following organisations may be able to help:


Emmanuel House: – 0115 9507140
The Friary: – 0115 9810009
The Arches: – 0115 9508774

Long Eaton, Sandiacre and Ilkeston

The Area Church: – 0115 944 2996
Canann Trust: – 0115 946 4903


Newark Emmaus Trust: – 01636 612892


The Beacon Project: – 07943 630952


Sharewear Clothing Scheme: – 07724118666


The Dawn Centre: 0116 221 2770
The Y support project: – 0116 221 2787

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