The in-kind donations we receive from our generous supporters help keep our services running. The easiest way to donate items is to order straight from our Amazon Wish List, which we update regularly to reflect our needs.
We'd like to thank you for thinking of us and are grateful to the community for helping us to help them.
How to donate items
Our needs and what we can take varies depending on time of year and storage available. It’s always a good idea to check our required items list below first to see what’s currently needed and then get in touch to arrange a drop off – especially if it’s a large donation, so we can make sure someone is available to assist you and of course keep to the governments social distancing recommendations.
Updated 13/08/20: The below drop off locations and times may vary.
Always call ahead on 01483 728739 before making plans to drop off any in-kind donations to York Road Project so that a member of the team can best advise. Please be aware that we require any visitor to be wearing a face covering and we encourage use of the anti-bacterial gels that are available as you enter our locations.
Our list of items accepted and not accepted at this time is below, again this varies based on items that have been donated recently. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch.
|HG Wells Conference Centre|
Church St E, Woking GU21 6HJ
*Access via 4th floor footbridge
in Victoria Way carpark
Please call prior
The Prop (Day Centre)30 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6JT
What to donate (Last updated: 11/09/20)
Groceries – these are the items we're currently most in need of.
- Pot noodles / snack pots
- Coffee Sachets
- Small UHT milk pots
- Bottled WaterIndividually wrapped biscuits and/or snack items
- Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes
- Meats such as chicken or beef (fresh and must be in date)
- Cooking sauces such as pasta sauce, curry sauces
Clothing – We'd recommend checking with our team by calling: 01483 728739 as we have limited storage space at our temporary facility in the HG Wells conference centre & adjoining Woking Hotel.
- Mens underwear (Sizes Small & Medium)
- Gloves, Hats and Coats as we are fast approaching the colder weather
Personal Hygiene / Wellbeing - The personal hygiene and well-being of our clients and staff is vital. Please help us with the following items if you can.
- Shaving foam
- Nail clippers
- Tangle Teezers
For our shelter / move-on accommodation – Where clients are still in support of services from York Road Project:
- Pillows (For hygiene reasons we can only accept new/un open)
Additional items may be specific to the properties and listed on our Amazon wish list.
For permanent / new accommodation – Where clients may be moving into a longer-term housing solution and/or where York Road Project may acquire any new properties for move-on use:
- Starter Kits that include (tin opener, potato masher, spoons etc)
- Pots & Pans (in good condition) for clients moving on into permanent accommodation
Again, please check with our team via phone on: 01483 728739 as our needs may change from time to time based on the previous days donations and/or limited storage space.
What not to donate
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we currently have enough of the following:
- Jars of instant coffeeBottles of squash
- Pulses e.g. lentils, chickpeas
- Second-hand bedding, towels
- Electrical items
While we appreciate all offers of donations, please note that we can’t accept the following:
- Inappropriate clothing e.g. suits, evening wear
- Poor quality second-hand clothing or shoes
- Second-hand underwear, socks, vests
- Second-hand men's clothing in sizes XL+
- Second-hand women's clothing in sizes L+
- Hand-knitted items e.g. jumpers, scarves, gloves
- Non-weatherproof or damaged sleeping bags
- Mattresses, duvets, pillows, blankets, tents
- Furniture incl. beds, white goods/electronics
- Second-hand glassware, crockery, kitchenware
- Children’s clothing, toys, buggies, equipment
- Alcoholic drinks (unless for a fundraising prize, please call prior to attempting drop off of your donation: 01483 728739)
There are a variety of reasons we might have to decline a donation offer, including limited storage space, health concerns and fire safety regulations. We therefore really appreciate your understanding when discussing potential in-kind donations.
Let us know if you have a question about donating items such as groceries or clothing, you can e-mail: [email protected] or call our team on: 01483 728739