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Donations provide a fundamental opportunity to bring together our community and share resources required to deliver our Christmas activities.

This year, donations will enable our members to access a sit-down Christmas meal, a Christmas meal delivery, and a gift hamper.

There are two very practical ways to directly support our Christmas project,

  • Helping us by donating urgently needed items direct from our online Amazon wishlist, which can be accessed here:
  • By organising a donation drive in your local community, choosing from items from the drop-down lists below. Donation drop off points are available around the North East and can be viewed below.

Any surplus items will be donated to local organisations, particularly those working to eradicate poverty and homelessness.

Thank you.

A range of non-perishable products including items suitable for diabetics, gluten free, vegan etc to be added into our gift hampers (please ensure a best before date after January 2024)

  • Boxes of chocolates
  • Dried food: fruits / nuts / raisins / cranberries 
  • Boxes of biscuits 
  • Christmas selection boxes
  • Family bag crisps and snacks
  • Jars of jam/chutney
  • Tinned food: soup / fruit / meat / veg 
  • Teabags
  • Instant coffee
  • Bags of sugar / sweetener
  • Fruit juice / squash / fizzy drinks

A range suitable for different skin types (sensitive / dry etc.) but no alcohol based products to go in our gift hampers:

  • Roll on / spray deodorant
  • Hand / foot cream
  • Flannels
  • Lip balm
  • Skincare case
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Hairbrushes
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Face wash
  • Face / hand wipes
  • Hand sanitiser (non alcohol based)
  • Bars of soap
  • Hand warmers

We have received an unbelievable amount of donations from our generous supporters, so are no longer looking for clothing this year. 

We are looking for donations of the following:

  • Travel games i.e., cards, draughts
  • A gift card to be used in either a supermarket, clothing store or food establishment
  • Tote bags
  • Power banks
  • Hot water bottles
  • New sleeping bags

While we have a fantastic team of volunteers putting together hampers from donations, if you would like to put your own hamper together from our wishlist please contact the Christmas team direct to arrange the best drop off point and to discuss this in further detail.

Donation drop off points

For any large items, bulk donations or special requests, please get in touch with the Christmas team at

Ouseburn Farm,
Monday-Saturday 10-3


The Forum Shopping Centre
NE28 8JN
Monday-Saturday 9-5
Sunday 10-4


Crisis Skylight Newcastle
City Road
Mon/Wed/Fri 10-2


Re-f-use Café
Front Street
Tuesday-Saturday 10-4


MSK Healthcare
22 Front Street
Guide Post, Choppington
NE62 5LT
Mon 9-12 Wed & Fri 9-5


Cool Designs Ltd
South Shore Road Gateshead
Monday-Friday 8.30-5


Manor Walks
Shopping Centre
NE23 6UT
Monday-Saturday 8-6
Sunday 10-4


Spire Washington
Picktree Lane, Washington NE38 9JZ
Monday-Saturday 8-4





Contact details


Phone:  0191 222 0622

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