How you can help by donating essential items

For those on the street, products that we take for granted are often hard to come by or beyond their means. Daily essentials such as sanitary products and nutritious food make a huge difference not only to physical health but to wellbeing and dignity too.

Donating essential items such as toiletries, gloves and food that’s easy to eat is a simple way to directly support those in need – and you can be sure that what you give goes straight to those in need.

Thanks to the help of our sponsor Smiths News, you can drop items off at any of the following locations:

Simply report to reception and let the relevant colleague know.

Drop off times

8am-12.30pm, Monday to Saturday

Any day except Christmas Day.


Smiths News depot, 3 Swallowdale Lane, Hemel Hempstead Industrial Estate, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7EU

Site Contact:
Amanda Harris – PIO Champion
Kelly Carey – PIO Champion
Alicia Alexander – Manager


Smiths News depot, Elmdon Trading Estate, Bickenhil Lane, Marston Green, Birmingham B37 7HE

Site Contact:
Rob Cottle – PIO Champion
Wayne Foster – General Manager


Smiths News depot, Unit 3a Celtic Way, Celtic Lakes, Newport NP10 8BE

Site Contact:
Chris Benger – PIO Champion
Eddie Carey – PIO Champion
Ian Griffin – Manager


Smiths News depot, Brailsford Way, Chilwell Retail Park, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6DH

Site Contact:
Kate Carlin – PIO Champion
Louise McCall – General Manager


Smiths News depot, Morrfield House, Lingard Lane, Bredbury Park Industrial Estate, Stockport SK6 2QT

Site Contact:
Wendy Ross – PIO Champion
Ian Rothwell – General Manager

Trouble transporting donations?

If you have donations but can’t transport them or there is a significant amount please contact us via

what items can you donate to pass it on

The key items we need are:

  • Roll on deodorants
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Miniature shower gels, shampoos, conditioners & body lotions
  • Baby wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Jelly sweets
  • Chocolate bars
  • Nutritional bars
  • Water
  • Energy drinks

If you are unsure how you can help, please visit our Amazon wish list.