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, especially when wanting to donate items of clothing: fundraising@spearlondon.org

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 and only accept clothing after having accepted it via phone (020 7036 9774) or email (fundraising@spearlondon.org).

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:

  • Hand soap and shower gel
  • Rucksacks that can be given to rough sleepers (New only)
  • Unopened toiletries
  • Sleeping bags (New only)
  • Stationery (including memory sticks, paper, pens, scissors, paper clips, folders)
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Packs of tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Dried or tinned food which is within its use by date.
  • 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!

Tinned Food is always welcome

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.

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