The Whitechapel Mission has helped the homeless in London since 1876 but the need has never been greater than today.
The charity provides showers, breakfast, advice and dignity to each of the 300 people who walk through its doors every day of the year. Clients are mainly men, and there are also some services for homeless women.
Entirely dependent on public support, the Whitechapel Mission always needs donations of clothing which is suitable for street dwellers and in good condition, toiletries and non-perishable breakfast foods.
This appeal is being coordinated through the local Methodist churches of the Wey Valley Circuit, between 28th June and 10th July 2018. Each church will make its own arrangements for collections locally, and all will finally be collected together at Godalming.
For further information on the charity: www.whitechapel.org.uk
Any queries, contact Ryan Kelley 01483 423261 or Janet Shaw 01483 527670
Collection times at Godalming United Church will be:
Friday 29th June 12 noon to 1.30 pm
Saturday 30th June 10.30 am to 12 noon
Sunday 1st July 11.45 am to 12.45 pm
Tuesday 3rd July 2 pm to 3 pm
Wednesday 4th July 6 pm to 7 pm
Friday 6th July 12 noon to 1.30 pm
Saturday 7th July 10.30 am to 12 noon
Saturday 7th July 2 pm to 3 pm
Sunday 8th July 11.45 am to 12.45 pm
Monday 9th July 7 pm to 8 pm
Whilst there is a high need for all items below, those which are desperately needed are highlighted in bold.
Peanut Butter Nutella Baked Beans
Plum Tomatoes Sugar Coffee
Honey Instant Hot Chocolate
Porridge Pepper Pot Noodles
Tea Biscuits Squash
Men's Underwear Socks Jeans – 28 -36"
Trousers 28 – 34" Men's Trainers Men's Shoes
Woollen Scarves Winter Coats Jumpers
Winter Jackets Black Woollen Hats
Baseball Caps T- Shirts Padded Shirts
Toothbrushes Razors Face cream
Hand cream Soap Deodorant
Blankets Sleeping Bags Rucksacks
35mm film canisters Plastic Bags Nail Clippers