Our donations project makes the most of generous gifts of items from the public and as a way of providing the people we support with volunteering opportunities.
The project is based at Anglia Square on Magdalen Street. It is open on Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm as a drop-off point for donations, a charity shop for the public, as well as a location for the people who use our services to collect items they need.
The project is staffed by volunteers with lived experience from within St Martins’ services. The volunteers receive the items from the public, sort the donations and use the premises to distribute them to others who are in immediate need of specific items. St Martins support workers issue their clients with vouchers for clothing and household items which can be redeemed at the Donation Station.
The project enables six volunteers to gain invaluable training and confidence building. Some items go directly to homeless people who need them, while others are sold to raise much needed funds to continue the work that we do.
The Donation Station is open to the public to come and have a browse and purchase items – please come and take a look and bag a bargain!
A list of items we currently in need of can be found here: stmartinshousing.org.uk/help-us/items-we-need
Please contact The Donation Station for more information on 07767 162620
If you have items to donate, you can pull into the loading bay on Cherry Lane. Please call the mobile number above to let us know you are coming.
Our aims are to
- Support those in need by providing warm, clean clothing and toiletries
- Enable the local community to acquire items for an affordable donation giving them pride and a feeling of giving something back
- Raise funds to support the work of St Martins