As coronavirus wreaks havoc around the world, never has there been a worse time to have no home. Glass Door is adapting its services to best support those affected by homelessness.

Please find details of the items that we or our partners particularly need right now below. Urgently needed items are highlighted in red

We are finding the logistics of collecting and receiving donations particularly challenging at this time. Please note we are only able to accept donations by post, or if in person, we ask that you deliver a bulk donation that only includes the items listed below

Alternatively, please consider making a financial donation, and we will use the funds where they are needed most.

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Food items to support Glass Door services

  • Drinks (tea bags, instant hot chocolate, instant coffee, sugar)
  • Snacks (including breakfast bars, fruit juices, cup-of-soup packs)
  • Pasta, Rice, Cous Cous and other carbohydrates.
  • Tins of tomatoes

Other items for Glass Door services

  • Antibacterial hand-sanitising gel 
  • Laundry detergent for hostels
  • Personal protective equipment: masks (ideally FFP2/N95, fluid-resistant/repellent) and gloves (disposable)
  • Face masks for guests (find out more about how to make and donate your own)
  • Toiletries (new items only please): deodorant, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, razors, toothpaste, soap.
  • Entertainment: new journals/notebooks, pens, pencils, colouring books, sudoku, crosswords
  • Radios
  • Books in English, these can be second-hand (Other languages like Polish, Romanian, Arabic are also welcome.)
  • Clothing (new items only please): socks, underwear.

How to donate: 

We require supplies in bulk and cannot accept individual items. Items listed above can be mailed or delivered in bulk to Glass Door's offices (open between 9:00-1700 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the moment). Address: 155a Kings Road, London SW3 5TX. Please email [email protected] to arrange delivery. 

Food our partner drop-ins need

Please also consider donating to one of our partner drop-in centres listed below or your local food bank. These centres that continue to feed those in need are providing a life-saving service.

  1. Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert's in Earl's Court are offering hot food to those in need. To make a donation (ready-made food deliveries sought), please contact Ali Kingsley [[email protected]]. 
  2. The Ace of Clubs in Clapham also offer a take-away service. Please ring 020 7720 2811 or email [email protected] to arrange.
  3. The Kings Road Community Drop-in run at the Chelsea Methodist Church is running a lunch take-out service. Please contact [email protected] with questions. They are looking for bulk donations of the items listed below, which can be mailed or dropped off at 155a Kings Road Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm: 
  • Water bottles or cans
  • Butter, condiments, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad cream
  • Desserts, cakes, yoghurts, chocolate bars
  • Pasta, rice
  • Cheese
  • Tinned beans, tinned tomatoes
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Bread
  • Napkins, takeaway boxes

What we cannot take

We are unable to accept donations of bedding, furniture, children's clothes or anything that is not on the list above right now. Do check back for the current list as this page will be updated regularly.

Please know your donations are valued

Donations of things we need make a massive difference. 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.

On behalf of everyone who uses our services, thank you.