28 January update: Thanks to all the support and generosity over the winter, the Chelsea clothing storage space is currently full. At the moment, we are only seeking donations of work boots*, cutlery, instant coffee, oyster cards and new women's underwear

Please consider contacting an alternative drop-in centre to arrange a donation drop. 

If you would be willing to hold on to any items you wish to donate, we would be grateful to receive your donations at the Chelsea headquarters once space frees up again. 

As our storage space is in short supply, if you have any information on a venue in (or near) Chelsea that would be willing to offer storage, please email [email protected]

Clothing and toiletry donations

Hundreds of men and women turn to us throughout the year for clothing, showers and food. We have a clothing bank at the Chelsea Methodist Church stocked with clothes and shoes donated by individuals in the community.

We sometimes are not able to accept donations when our limited storage becomes full. Please do check our list of current needs before delivering.

Alternative drop-off centres:

If you do not live local to our headquarters in Chelsea, London, we recommend you contact your local homeless drop-in centre to see what they might need. A list of London-based day-time support centres can be found here.

In SW London, try our partner drop-in centres: 

The Ace of Clubs, St Alphonsus Road, SW4 7AS tel: 020 7720 2811

The Vineyard Community Centre, The Vineyard, TW10 6AQ tel: 020 84399735

Items we normally are grateful to accept include:

Items for our clothing bank:

  • Socks
  • New underwear
  • Gloves and hats
  • Bags, particularly rucksacks
  • Shoes and boots* in decent condition 
  • Clothing, including coats, jeans, t-shirts, track-suit bottoms and  sweaters

*Special request: Jay, our employability coordinator, often gets requests for work boots. If you have work boots (men's size 7-11), we would be grateful for the donation. 

Miscellaneous:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Towels (for guests taking showers)
  • Oyster cards (even without any funds on them). Please mail to Glass Door at 155a Kings Rd, SW3 5TX.
  • Toiletries of all kinds, particularly shampoo, men's razors and women's sanitary products
  • Cutlery and teaspoons 

Food:

We also use donations of non-perishable food in the shelters and drop-in centres. Here's a list of food items we use: 

  • Instant coffee 
  • Instant hot chocolate
  • Vegetarian tinned soups
  • Rice
  • Sugar 
  • Biscuits
  • Jams and marmalade
  • Tinned tomatoes 
  • Tinned pulses

We can not accept freshly cooked food or anything out of date.  

How to donate: 

You are very welcome to either MAIL or deliver items in person to Glass Door at 155a Kings Road, London, SW3 5TX. If you are dropping off items, please do so while the community drop-in is in operation (M, T, Th 9am-2pm). Or, you can buzz our offices from the door on Chelsea Manor Street during normal business hours and someone will meet you to receive the collection.

Please know your donations are valued

Donations of the items listed above make a massive difference. We all know what a difference feeling clean and put together makes. Says Chelsea Drop-in Manager Steve Gamble:

Personal hygiene is crucial for self-respect, dignity, and mental health. Many of our guests work hard to look and feel clean and put together.

Thank you very much.  

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss or to arrange a large delivery.