We politely request that you call us on 01483 728739 before considering dropping any donations to us.  

Thank you for thinking of us, your cooperation is appreciated as we are now operating a 24 hour service out of 'The Shelter' alongside the management of our move-on properties across Woking and Waverley. 

Thank you for your continued support as we continue to fight homelessness together across Woking, Waverley and surrounding areas.

How to Donate 

As our needs change through the year it’s always a good idea to check our required items list below first to see what’s currently needed but also get in touch to arrange a drop-off and check that nothing has changed. 

Our latest drop off location/s: 
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. 

The Shelter
1 York Road,
GU22 7XH

Please call prior
01483 728739

Guide to donating: Breaking it down

(Last updated 11/04/22)

Food & Drink

We provide food and drink to our clients who use our temporary facility at the HG Wells Centre in Woking and adjoining Woking hotel. We also provide occasional parcels that support our clients in each move-on property we manage.

  • Variety of Crisps & Snacks
  • Sugar Sachets
  • Jars of Coffee & Hot chocolate
  • Sweetener Sachets
  • Cordials (Orange/Black currant)
  • Bottled or Cans of Water. 
  • Individually wrapped Biscuits / Sweet Treats
  • Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes (fresh and must be in date)
  • Meats such as chicken or beef (fresh and must be in date)


We are only accepting items we are in short supply of or that must be new such as underwear off of our Amazon wish-list. This is due to our current operational setup as we return to utilising The Prop and Shelter but have limited storage and large stock of some items. We are always grateful to you for thinking of us however we are carefully considering what we can accept as general donations and apologise if the items you wish to donate are not things we are currently in need of. 

If you would like to discuss a specific donation please contact us on 01483 728739 in the first instance.

Personal Hygiene / Wellbeing

It is vital we all look after our personal hygiene and well-being. Our outreach workers work in a psychologically informed environment where they get to understand the needs of each client, supporting them through a variety of things that may be impacting them and contributing to the reason they are experiencing homelessness and/or rough-sleeping. Our Amazon wish-list has a number of items such as the ones listed below.

- Consumables:

  • Bodywash
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Tangle Teezers
  • Deodorant/Body spray

- Health & Well-being:

  • Puzzles (complete sets only)
  • Art / Craft items:  Colouring pens, pencils, sharpeners, rubbers, rulers etc
  • Colouring/Design/Drawing books
  • Reading books relating to mental health and well-being, see our Amazon-wishlist.

Shelter / Move-on accommodation

Any items that may be required for our shelter / move-on accommodation will be listed on our Amazon wish-list or we will post specific requirements through our social media channels. 

Permanent / New accommodation  

Alongside the support from our Tenancy sustainment worker, clients moving into longer-term housing may need items to set them on their way. We'll continue to keep you updated via social media but if you feel that you may be able to help us with the below, please get in touch. 

  • Kitchen starter Kits that include new items such as a tin opener, pots and pans, cutlery etc
  • Bathroom starter Kits that include new items such as toothbrush/soap holder, toilet brush, bath/toilet mat etc
  • Bedroom starter Kits that include new/unopened bedding, bedside lamp, alarm clock etc
  • Cleaning starter Kits that include new/unopened cleaning products, clothes, hoovers/dustpan etc

We'd politely request you call us on 01483 728739 before considering any donation of items that you may be unsure about. 

Guide to donating: What not to donate

(Last updated 14/10/21)

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.  

Items we cannot accept at this time include:

  • Duvets, Blankets or Pillows
  • Clothing items
  • 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
  • Camping Tents or accessories
  • 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)
  • Furniture incl. beds, white goods/electronics
  • Kitchenware

Nationwide Bank, Woking town centre.
When: During operational hours
Information: A basket is inside the branch is available for those wishing to leave donations. This is for small items / one-off donations of goods.

Larger donations should be dropped at the HG Wells conference centre or arranged with York Road Project via 01483 728739

Guide to Donating: Thank you

From us to you, Thank you! 

We thank you for your support throughout the year. Your support helps us continue supporting those experiencing homelessness or rough-sleeping. 

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

York Road Project is a registered charity in England and Wales #1162835 at 1 York Road, Woking GU22 7XH Text to donate services provided by Donr, to stop monthly text giving, simply text: STOP to 70085.
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