Our donations project makes the most of generous gifts of items from the public and as a way of providing our clients with volunteering opportunities.
The project is based at 33 Bishopgate, next door to our head office. It is open on weekdays between 10am and 2pm as a drop-off point for donations 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 Ray Muscat for more information on 01603 855155