Donate

As well as financial assistance, there are lots of items we really need.

If you would like to drop items off to us, we are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am – 1.30pm and Sunday 9.45am – 11.45am (to find us, click here). To make arrangements for other times, please call 01242 577418 or email info@cheltenhamopendoor.org.uk

Did you know? We also have an Amazon WishList! To view it, please click here

Financial help
Please click on the Virgin Money Giving icon below right. As well as online donations, Heather Turner can help with direct credit or Gift Aid details, and also to receive cheques. Her contact details are shown below right.

Clothing
guest 4We welcome men’s and women’s clothing, particularly warm things including joggers, jeans, hoodies, 
trainers and boots in good condition, and new underwear.  

Toiletries
We provide showers on site and toiletries to take away, so we welcome full-sized and miniature toiletries. We cater for both men and women. 

Outdoor kit
We
also desperately need the following items (new or undamaged second-hand) for those moving from place to place or sleeping rough:

  • sleeping bags
  • tents
  • large rucksacks
  • thermos flasks
  • sports water bottles
  • tin openers
  • waterproofs
  • waterproof sleeping bag protector sacks
  • large zipped plastic (sandwich-type) bags

Food
As well as providing hot meals and sandwiches to those in need we also provide food
parcels.  We are always in need of the following:-

  • Tins of “ready” foods, like curry, ravioli, meatballs
  • UHT milk cartons
  • Instant/pot noodles
  • Instant coffee (tins, sachets or jars of coffee)
  • Dog food and treats
  • Tinned ham, tuna, corned beef
  • Tinned fruit and puddings
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals
  • Squash and pop
  • Jams, spreads and marmite
  • Ready sauces (like curry, pasta sauce, Chinese sauces etc)
  • Chocolate bars and cereal bars
  • Crisps

We also welcome donations of good fresh and frozen food from individuals and companies. Please contact us in advance to donate these items.

We also take small kitchen equipment, crockery and mugs etc, for those who have been homed. Please note that we do not have space to take duvets and pillows.

If you have something you would like to donate that’s not on our list, please contact us to arrange.

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