Hundreds of men and women turn to our partner drop-ins throughout the year for clothing, showers and food. These centres greatly benefit from donations made by individuals in the community.

Chelsea Clothing Bank

May 2019 update: Our partners at the Chelsea Methodist Church seek clothing donations of all kinds, especially men's t-shirts, thin socks, underwear, NEW TOWELS, TOILETRIES. 

They would be grateful to receive your donations between 9am and 3pm on Wednesday or Friday.  

Address: 155a Kings Road, London SW3 5TX

Items redistributed in the clothing bank include:

  • Socks
  • New underwear (especially boxers and women's underwear)
  • Gloves and hats in winter
  • Bags, particularly rucksacks
  • Shoes and boots* in decent condition 
  • Clothing, including coats, jeans, t-shirts, track-suit bottoms and  sweaters

*Special request: Glass Door's employability coordinator Jay often gets requests for work boots. If you have work boots (men's size 7-11), we would be grateful for the donation. Email [email protected] or call 020 7351 4948 to arrange delivery.  

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 

The Chelsea Community Drop-in is sometimes not able to accept donations when their limited storage becomes full, especially around Christmas. We will keep this page updated, so please do check back regularly.

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, please try our other partner drop-in centres: 

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

  • Update May 2019: Ace of Clubs are currently in need of towels.

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

Food:

We are also happy to receive donations of non-perishable food, which are used in the shelters and drop-in centres. Here's a list of food items we accept: 

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

We cannot accept freshly cooked food or anything out of date.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 Chelsea Methodist Church at 155a Kings Road, London, SW3 5TX. If you are dropping off clothes or towels, please do so while the community drop-in is not in operation (Wednesday, Friday 9am-3pm).

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

Please know your donations are valued

Donations of the items listed above 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.

Thank you very much.