We rely on donations from individuals, schools, fundraising and businesses to continue providing much needed support and services to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Nottingham.

Financial donations

If you’d like to make a financial donation to Emmanuel House via another method, please visit this webpage. You can donate online, or pay via cash, bank transfer or cheque.

Food donations

We serve hot meals to people who are homeless, rough sleeping, in crisis or have ‘no recourse to public funds’ (those with restricted access to mainstream housing, welfare benefits or employment opportunities). The meals are cooked by a dedicated group of volunteers and supervised by a member of staff.

We also give out food parcels to people who are most in need.

We would love to accept the following items from individuals, businesses, schools, faith groups and clubs.

  • Cooking oil (small 500ml bottles)
  • Biscuits
  • Soft drinks, juice and water – cans and bottles
  • Chocolate boxes (small e.g. 100g of Quality Street)
  • Crisps
  • Gravy granules
  • Instant pasta cups
  • Instant porridge pots
  • Instant pot noodles
  • Pasta and curry sauces
  • Snack and chocolate bars
  • Tinned beef casserole
  • Tinned hot pots
  • Tinned meat balls
  • Tinned stew
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned veg (potatoes, peas, tomatoes)

Clothes for service users

We are currently in need of specific clothing items to give out to our service users over winter.

  • Boxers (new only, medium and large)
  • Draw-string bags
  • Disposable face masks
  • Hoodies
  • Jeans (men’s sizes 30-34)
  • Joggers (small and medium, our number one priority item)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tents (1 or 2 man)
  • Trainers (size 8-10 for men, size 5+ for women)
  • T-shirts
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Women’s underwear (sizes 8-12/small-medium)

Supermarket deliveries

We also accept supermarket deliveries or individual donations if you’d like to drop off your own items instead of ordering through Amazon. If you’d like to arrange this, please get in touch – rosie.needhamsmith@emmanuelhouse.org.uk.

Charity shop donations

Accepted donations:

  • Accessories – non-pierced jewellery, belts, handbags, hats & scarves
  • Blankets
  • Books
  • Fashionable clothing
  • Interesting items
  • Musical instruments
  • Ornaments & gifts
  • Shoes (especially trainers)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Socks (new or secondhand)
  • Tents
  • Underwear (new only)

Please note we can’t accept the following items: furniture, bedding, household linen or curtains, bric-a-brac, crockery, glassware or kitchenware, audio-books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, 18 certificates, counterfeit or homemade films and music, children’s safety equipment (car seats, harnesses, carriers or high chairs), protective headgear or clothing, dentures, jewellery for pierced body parts, opened/used cosmetics or toiletries, fur or ivory items in any guise, gas/oil appliances, batteries, gas ovens, medication or solvents, nightwear, upholstered items that don’t have the relevant safety labels, weapons, toy weapons, blades or objects that could be used as weapons.

We also are unable to accept large quantities of donations at any one time, such as house clearances.

Donation guidelines and drop-off times:

Please bring your donations to:
Emmanuel House Support Centre
53-61 Goose Gate

Monday to Friday
9:30am – 4:30pm

In order to reduce the spread of infection, we’re striving to be as diligent as possible with our current health and safety procedures. The safety of our staff, service users and supporters is paramount to Emmanuel House, so please adhere to our current guidelines as best as possible:

  • Please bring your food in boxes and clothes in bin liners.
  • Upon arrival, ring the Emmanuel House doorbell to notify our support staff.
  • When one of our support staff has come to the door, please leave the box outside the front door. Please refrain from coming into the centre to drop off donations.
  • Our support staff will be wearing full PPE whilst receiving your donations, including gloves, aprons and face masks.
  • If you aren’t able drop off your donations during this time, please contact Rosie at rosie.needhamsmith@emmanuelhouse.org.uk to arrange another day.

If you’re planning on raising money for Emmanuel House with a sponsored event, get in touch to find out how we can help you prepare and promote your event.

For a paper sponsorship form click here.