Donate a Gift

The Connection's laundry washes people's clothes, so they can keep items which are special to them in clean condition

Thank you very much for thinking of The Connection for your gift donation. Covid-19 has presented challenges to accepting gifts in kind therefore we are limiting the amount of donations we are able to accept.

We are encouraging the use of our Amazon Wish List to send items to minimise the amount of people coming into the centre.

As part of our response to COVID-19 we’ve had to adapt our centre and minimise access of non-essential staff. Therefore we are extremely limited on the capacity to receive any Gifts-in-Kind donations. Please confirm with facilities@cstm.org.uk a date and time before you come to the centre, to see if we are able to accept the donation, we’d hate to have to turn gifts away at the door.

We are currently accepting:

Technology

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Mobile Phones
  • Chargers
  • Large TVs or Screens
  • Computer Mice
  • Sim Cards
  • As we move people to hotels and B&Bs and support them from there, it is important people are still getting the wraparound support they need. Keeping in touch virtually through technology will be vital in doing this.

    We are also continuing to distribute food to clients, we will now only be accepting bulk food donations, and items to help with distribution. We are currently accepting:

  • Cereal Bars/Chocolate/Crisps
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Yoghurts and Milk
  • Canned And bottled drinks
  • Cool Boxes
  • Pot Noodles
  • Kettles
  • If you are a catering or hospitality business or wholesaler and would like to donate bulk stock or meals, please get in touch with ben.benton@cstm.org.uk

    We are also accepting the following items to help people in isolation in hotel rooms:

  • Toiletries; e.g. shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Radios
  • electric cigarettes
  • bath towels
  • Furniture

  • We need two large metal cabinets with sliding tambour doors Picture
  • Sofas
  • Small occasional tables or coffee tables
  • Thank you for supporting homeless people.

    If you have other items to donate that are not on the list above, there are many other charities that are also helping homeless people – you could donate to:
    Crisis
    Shelter
    St Mungo’s
    Salvation Army

    If we receive items which our clients cannot use, or our storage facilities become too full, we may sell donations in order to raise money for the centre. If items do not sell, we will recycle these or donate them to one of the charities named above.