Wycombe Homeless Connection uses gifts of goods in three ways.

We help people with basic household items when they move into accommodation.

Some food items go to help provide our winter night shelter.

In emergency, we assist people who are sleeping rough or destitute with food, clothing, toiletries and a sleeping bag. We discuss the circumstances that led to the emergency and how a repetition can be avoided; we aim to help people escape homelessness, not create dependency.

How can I help?

We have limited storage and are only able to accept donations of items that we can use. The list below changes frequently as supplies and stocks fluctuate. Our office is open on weekdays during working hours - before visiting, please call 01494 447699 or email [email protected] to learn how to gain access.

Note, we can only pick up in exceptional circumstances.

Thanks to generous donations, we currently have adequate stocks of food, clothing and bedding except for items listed below. In particular, we cannot accept any more duvets.

As of 10th May 2018 we would appreciate donations of the items listed below.


Small portable sleeping bags similar to the Milestone Mummy Bag 150 - essential that they pack small for portability. Illustrated here.

Long-life milk (500ml)

Sugar

Cup-a-Soup

Pot noodles

Pepperami

Individual pots of jelly, custard and rice pudding

Tins of fruit, preferably small size with ring-pull top

Biscuits, cereal bars

Sun cream (small sizes)

Shower gel (small sizes)

Smaller kitchen items needed to help people move into accommodation, preferably new or in very good condition:

Can openers

Small jugs and kitchen mixing bowls suitable for microwave cooking

Small saucepans and small frying pans with flat bottoms for electric hobs

Small kitchen vegetable knives and small chopping boards

Spatulas

Measuring cups and spoons

Mugs

Teaspoons