Crisis at Christmas Community Wishlist - London

The Crisis at Christmas event relies on the generosity of communities donating the items needed to support and inspire those facing homelessness. Alongside our amazon wishlist, below are the items we're currently seeking...

Please note: our drop-off location and opening times will be updated here shortly. Please check back at a later date.

Over Christmas we offer hot meals, drinks and snacks. All food and drink items must have a ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date extending past 31st January 2018.


  • Biscuits (e.g. digestives, choc chip cookies, custard creams)
  • Crisps and savoury snacks (e.g. Walkers, Doritos, popcorn; ideally individual portions)
  • Chocolate and confectionery (bars, boxes, tins; ideally individual portions)
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tuna


  • Bottled water (330-500ml)
  • Soft drinks (330-500ml cans or bottles; no glass bottles)
  • Instant coffee granules

Crisis at Christmas has a huge range of entertainment and activities to inspire guests and create a true Christmas atmosphere. Arts and music classes can help build self-esteem and provide a chance for self-expression.

  • Colouring pens
  • Colouring pencils
  • Sketching/ drawing pencils
  • Paint – Watercolours and acrylic
  • Paintbrushes
  • Chalk – white and colours
  • Glue – PVA or Pritt Stick

Over Christmas week our volunteers cook and serve 38,000 hot meals.

  • Can openers
  • Wooden spoons
  • Oven gloves
  • Aprons
  • Dustpans & brushes

We can only accept new or like new clothing

  • Warm hats and scarfs
  • Winter Jackets and Coats
  • Men’s Shoes (Sizes 9-11)
  • Jeans or warm trousers
  • Jumpers
  • T-Shirts
  • Underwear (new only)
  • Blankets

Stationery is essential for our advice services, as well as the behind the scene volunteers who make sure everything runs smoothly.

  • Ballpoint pens
  • Highlighters
  • A4 & A5 notebooks
  • Post-it notes
  • Blue Tack
  • Erasers
  • Hole punchers

Contact: If you would like more information or have any queries about donating please email ccdonations@crisis.org.uk or call us on 020 7426 8526


Please note - we are unable to accept donations of the following:

  • Duvets
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Home electrical items (such as TVs)
  • Computers, laptops or ancillary equipment
  • Any items containing alcohol