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.
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 would love to accept the following items from individuals, businesses, schools, faith groups and clubs:
- Cheddar cheese
- Chocolate Swiss roll
- Fruit pots
- Gravy granules
- Jam rolly poly
- Jars of cooking sauces (pasta, curry etc.)
- Multipacks of bottled water, fruit juice or soft drinks
- Sponge puddings (individual)
- Tinned custard
- Tinned minced beef and onions
- Tinned potatoes
- Tinned stewing steak
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tinned tuna
Clothes and toiletries 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
- Face masks
- Jeans (men’s sizes 30-34)
- Joggers (medium and large, our number one priority item)
- Tents (1 or 2 man)
- Trainers (size 8-10 for men, size 5+ for women)
- Waterproof jackets
- Women’s underwear (sizes 8-12/small-medium)
We’re currently in need of the following toiletries to give out to our service users:
- Disposable razors
- Shaving foam
- Shower gel
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 – email@example.com.
Charity shop donations
- Accessories – non-pierced jewellery, belts, handbags, hats & scarves
- Fashionable clothing
- Interesting items
- Musical instruments
- Ornaments & gifts
- Shoes (especially trainers)
- Sleeping bags
- Socks (new or secondhand)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.