Donations – Shopping List

We are very grateful for gifts in kind, and thought it would be helpful to complete a shopping list.

  • Men/Women’s clothing, especially needed are the slimmer sizes jeans/jogging bottoms and tops.
  • Brand new underwear for Men’s waist 30-34 & Women’s size 8-12
  • Footwear Men/Women’s – Trainers & boots especially
  • Sleeping Bags/Blankets/Tents/Tarpaulins
  • Waterproof Jackets/Trousers

(If we receive an excess amount of clothing then we currently share these with the Soup Kitchen at St Edwards Church for their clothing store.  Excess toiletry items we have previously shared with the Night shelter.   And any items that are not suitable/needed we sell, to obtain funds to buy items as required.)  Please get in touch with us on-line or call us on 01536 526175 if you have any questions about donating to us.

The Link

We are currently the only facility open on a Friday in Kettering for free food and drink.  So we like to provide a hot light meal as well as drinks.  Anything that just takes hot water and or a microwave/toaster or sandwich maker to prepare is ideal and very much appreciated.  Here though are items that we use:

  • UHT Milk
  • Cup a Soups/Pot Noodles
  • Microwave Meals
  • Bread/Margarine
  • Jam/Marmite/Peanut Butter/Bananas
  • Coffee/Tea/Squash/Sugar
  • Toast toppers ie fish/cheese/eggs/beans

Toiletries

As we offer shower facilities free of charge to our visitors, we are always very grateful for:

  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo
  • Disposable Razors and shaving foam
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Spray deodorant and body sprays
  • Towels

Laundry

We currently charge £1 to wash and dry a reasonable sized bag of clothing, plus we have the towels and clothing from our free shower facilities, so we are also very grateful for :

  • Laundry liquid/Powder
  • Fabric Conditioner
  • Stain Remover

The Lounge

In the Lounge we offer a safe place, with company/friendship and provide free drinks and hopefully biscuits, for anyone who comes in to see us, and so our needs are mainly;

  • Coffee/Tea/Squash/Sugar/Sweetener
  • Biscuits/cakes

General Cleaning

Any donations received help us to use the funds available for either specific purchases/needs or simply to meet our daily running costs for bills/rent/wage. Therefore the items listed below are a very big help:

  • Washing up liquid
  • Anti bacterial Spray
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Toilet Roll
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • J cloths – coloured

 

 

 

Published 18th June 2019

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