Donate

A message about donations during Covid-19

Open Door is continues to support many guests who visit us: we give out around 200 hot meals/food parcels a week. We have delivered food parcels to many new individuals and families who have been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. We also provide food support to up to 50 previously-homeless guests now in temporary accommodation.

This means we need a LOT food! These are the same items we use all year, so any dry food donations you make will support our guests now and over the coming months. 

As our services are now takeaway, our need for other items has changed. Please see below for the things that will help our guests most.

Open Door receives no central funding and we rely entirely on financial donations. There are many ways to give easily: see below.

Looking for info about donating items for Christmas? Click here!

FOOD ITEMS:

YES PLEASE:

  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Tinned fruit and puddings
  • Tinned “ready meals” (chilli, curry, pies etc)
  • Tinned potatoes and instant mash
  • Tinned carrots and peas
  • Instant and pot noodles
  • Dry sachets of “pasta ‘n’ sauce”
  • Jars of sauces (pasta, Chinese, curry)
  • Biscuits, chocolate and chewy bars
  • Jam, marmalade, peanut butter, choc spread, marmite

WE HAVE LOTS OF:

  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Porridge
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Soup

CLOTHES

SORRY – WE CAN’T TAKE CLOTHES AT THE MOMENT

 

TOILETRIES

YES PLEASE

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorants
  • Baby wipes

WE CAN’T USE

  • Period produts

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

YES PLEASE

  • Tin openers
  • Cleaning products (often requested in food parcels): washing powder, washing up liquid, cleaning sprays, bleach, cloths
  • Tents

WE CAN’T USE

  • Duvets and bedding
  • Blankets or pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Crockery/cutlery, pots, pans etc
  • Furniture or electricals
  • Towels

If you’d like to drop stuff off, we are at 39 Grosvenor St, GL52 2SQ (find us here). Visit us Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9am to 2pm (avoid 11am to 12pm to miss the lunch queue!).

OUR AMAZON WISHLIST!

If you’d rather give from the comfort of your home, we have an Amazon Wishlist!

You can choose and pay for items which are then delivered directly to us. Click HERE to see our wishlist!

FINANCIAL DONATIONS 

Open Door receives no central funding. We run entirely on donations. We are grateful for all donations, big or small, one-off or regular. 

There are many easy ways to donate:

  • Make a bank transfer (or set up a standing order) to Cheltenham Open Door, sort code 40 52 40, account 00002620
  • Click on the “Virgin Money Giving” icon on the right/bottom of this page
  • Visit www.justgiving/cheltenhamopendoor
  • Post a cheque (made out to “Cheltenham Open Door”) to 39 Grosvenor St, Cheltenham, GL52 2SQ
  • However you give, the government can add 25% to your donation at no cost to you by “GiftAid”. We need your details to claim this extra donation.
  • PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GIVE US YOUR DETAILS FOR GIFTAID!

DONATE AS YOU SHOP ONLINE!

Want an easy way to give as you shop? If you buy on Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of the product price to us! There are two easy ways to do this:

In your Amazon app:

  • Click the top left three lines
  • Choose settings
  • Choose AmazonSmile
  • Choose “Cheltenham Open Door”

Visit smile.amazon.co.uk:

  • Sign in or create an account
  • Choose “Cheltenham Open Door”
  • Use smile.amazon.uk for future shopping!

Click here for our GDPR policy

 

 

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave