Gifts in kind

SPEAR is always delighted to receive donations of goods that support the work we do. These could be gifts we can pass onto our clients to help them set themselves up in a new tenancy, food to enable us to cut costs at our hostel, or equipment for our offices.

Please contact us before donating:

We have a lack of storage space, and want to ensure that your donations are utilised in the most efficient way.

We cannot take food which is past its use by date or any food which contains alcohol.

We cannot take electrical items unless they have a current PAT test.

We cannot accept used bedding.

SPEAR relies on the generosity of our supporters. If you have any other ideas for donations but are unsure whether we can use them effectively then please do contact us.

We want the items we pass on to our clients to be of good quality, clean and useful. We always need:

  • Unopened toiletries

  • Hand soap and shower gel

  • Rucksacks, wheeled suitcases or large waterproof bags that can be given to rough sleepers

  • Sleeping bags

  • Towels and tea towels – clean, in good condition or new

  • New bedding (Single Beds only and we cannot accept bedding that has been used)

  • Stationery (including memory sticks, paper, pens, scissors, paper clips, folders)

  • Items for a “starter pack” – cutlery, crockery, pots and pans

  • Sun tan lotion

  • Deodorant

  • Packs of tissues

  • Toilet paper

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • New underwear

  • Food which is within its use by date, particularly things such as pasta, tinned goods, tea and coffee. Also instant noodles that can add body to a soup

  • Furniture – we can sometimes use unwanted items of furniture, but this is time sensitive because of our storage issues. Please contact us, and we’ll let you know whether we’d be able to use the item. If we can’t, we work closely with local furniture schemes who have more storage space!

These 40 sleeping bags were donated from a local Ham church.

A generous donation from CURVES East Sheen!

The Ismailis donated a host of products during Eid.

Please feel free to contact our Reception team direct on 020 8288 6506 or email.