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.

Visit our Amazon Wish List

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 wish list 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.

Day Centre 'The PROP'
30 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6JT

Night Shelter

1 York Road, Woking GU22 7XH

What to donate

Groceries – these are the items we're currently most in need of. 

  • Cooking oil 
  • Bottles of squash
  • Jars of instant coffee
  • Instant hot chocolate
  • Small bags of sugar
  • Spreads e.g. marmite, peanut butter
  • Condiments e.g. mayonnaise, ketchup
  • Snacks e.g. crisps, biscuits, cereal bars
  • Individual bags of rice
  • Washing powder

Clothing – we're currently accepting these items in new or good second-hand condition.    

  • Casual trousers e.g. jeans, jogging bottoms (sizes S-M)
  • Waterproof jackets, hoodies, warm jumpers (sizes S-M)
  • Practical shoes e.g. trainers, boots (sizes 7-10)
  • Women's warm jumpers (sizes S-M)
  • New boxer shorts (sizes S-M)
  • New women's briefs (sizes S-M)
  • New women's socks
  • New thermals
  • Practical belts

Other items – we're also welcoming donations of these other items. 

  • Sleeping bags – must be weatherproof, have a working zip and compression bag
  • Gifts for our clients – please note, any Christmas gifts must be unwrapped
  • Vouchers of all kinds e.g. supermarkets, shops, eateries, entertainment
  • Tombola, raffle and auction prizes for our fundraising events 

What not to donate

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we currently have enough of the following: 

  • Teabags
  • Pulses e.g. lentils, chickpeas
  • Baked beans
  • Pasta, spaghetti
  • Hats, gloves, scarves
  • Second-hand bedding, towels
  • Sanitary products

While we appreciate all offers of donations, please note that we can’t accept the following: 

  • Inappropriate clothing e.g. suits, eveningwear
  • 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 
  • Perishable food (unless previously discussed)
  • Alcoholic drinks (unless for a fundraising prize)

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.

York Road Project is a registered charity in England and Wales #1162835 at 1 York Road, Woking GU22 7XH
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