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 17th September 2018 we would appreciate donations of the items listed below. If your organisation is thinking of supporting our winter night shelter needs by collecting for us during this coming Harvest Festival, please refer to the food items below.


Food items

Dried lasagne

Gravy granules

Jar of pasta sauces (tomato +/- additional herbs)

Tins of sweetcorn

Tins of tuna

Tins of rice pudding

Tins of fruit

Tins of ham or corned beef

Tins of spaghetti or macaroni cheese

Tins of meat (meatballs, chilli con carne, stew, chicken in sauce)

Tins of peas

Tins of potatoes

Custards (1 litre)

Spreads (e.g. peanut butter, chocolate)

Bottles of tomato ketchup

1 litre fruit juices

Small drink cartons

Herbal teas

Long-life milk (500ml)

Sugar

Jars of coffee

Instant hot chocolate

Biscuits, cereal bars

Pepperami

 

Toiletries

Mens shower gels

Antibacterial hand gel (small sizes)

Anti-perspirants / deodorants for men

Chapstick / lip balms

 

Clothing

Joggers

Hoodies

Belts (small or medium sizes)

Mens boxers (small or medium sizes)

Briefs (men and women)

Socks

Thermals

 

Other items

Sleeping bags (we are on the lookout specifically for the practical kind that is durable for cold weather but still small enough for portability such as this)

Instant hand warmers (disposable ones such as this)

Haversack type bags / small rucksacks

Disused mobile phones with charger, unlocked, in working order

 

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

Kettles (preferably new or in good condition, click here for an example)

Two slice toasters (preferably new or in good condition, click here for an example)

Can openers

Peelers

Graters

Small jugs and kitchen mixing bowls suitable for microwave cooking

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

Small kitchen vegetable knives and small chopping boards

Drinking glasses

Teaspoons

Laundry pods