Donate a Gift

A group of people holding John Lewis bags outside a red door
A donation of homeware items for people moving into accommodation

Help support our services by donating gifts which will aid people’s journeys away from the streets, and save us money in the long run.

The Connection welcomes donations from the general public and businesses as the items can help support the homeless people we work with.
Donations should be new, or if second hand should be clean and in very good condition.
Items can be dropped off at our day centre on any weekday from 9.30am – 4.30pm or weekends from 9am – 1pm.
The centre is located at 12 Adelaide Street (WC2N 4HW) which is five minutes’ walk from Charing Cross Station.
If you are planning on bringing a large amount of donations please contact Lance Kuhn in the Fundraising Team first on 020 7766 5555 / lance.kuhn@cstm.org.uk as our storage space is limited.
Thank you.

There are 3 types of donations we need…

Everyday items

  • underwear and socks
  • trainers, size 8-10
  • kitchen shoes / construction shoes, size 8-10
  • casual / sports clothing, large sizes
  • belts / cuff links
  • toiletries, travel-size
  • black clothing for work (T-shirts / polo shirts / shirts / trousers)

85% of our clients are male, so we will need more donations for men than for women.

We are currently looking for funding to create a bursary with which to buy Primark Vouchers – this will give clients more control over what they buy and increase their confidence and self-esteem. If you can help with this, please contact sonja.ashbury@cstm.org.uk / 0207 766 5555.

Christmas presents

  • chocolates
  • books
  • nice toiletries (aftershave / perfume)
  • leather belts
  • baseball hats
  • high-end sportswear
  • sunglasses
  • backpacks
  • trainers, size 10
  • homeley items for those moving into accommodation
  • any other portable items which you would like to receive for Christmas

These items should all be new, not second-hand. It is nice to receive something special at Christmas – it is a bit demoralising to receive a second-hand pair of socks as your Christmas present, no matter what your situation is!

Donations for our market stall

  • second-hand clothing, men’s or women’s
  • homeware

We have a market stall at which we sell any donations which are not suitable for our clients, which raises funds to keep our specialist services running.