Crisis at Christmas wishlist - London

Crisis at Christmas relies on donations from members of the public, community groups and companies to supply essential items to our guests. Below is our wish list of all the items we need most.

Can't deliver to us? We also have an Amazon Wish List where you can buy gift-in-kind donations to be sent straight to our warehouse!

Scroll down for our address and opening times. 

We serve delicious meals throughout the day, as well as hot drinks and snacks. All food and drink items must have a 'use by' or 'best before' date extending past 31 January 2021.

  • Biscuits
  • Crisps and savoury snacks (individually wrapped portions)
  • Chocolate and confectionery (individually wrapped portions)
  • Bottled water
  • Soft drinks (250-500ml cans/bottles; no glass please)

People who need a bed over Christmas will be staying in our hotels, where we offer a place to sleep and access to showers. We also give out essential items to see people through winter. We need new:

  • Winter sleeping bags
  • Rucksacks

Bingo is always a huge hit with our guests and can get very competitive! Help us make things interesting by donating small prizes for the lucky winners. We need a range of items such as:

  • Toiletries sets (for men and women)
  • Earphones (new)
  • Reusable coffee cups/water bottles (new)
  • £5 gift vouchers for high street chains (e.g. Costa, Caffè Nero)
  • Playing cards
  • Men's belts (new; all sizes)

A wide selection of books means there is something to suit all tastes and help our guests relax. We need:

  • Good quality fiction and non-fiction books

Clothing and shoes are always in high demand with our guests. This year we will only be accepting brand new clothing. Our guests are 80% men so men's clothes are more needed than women's but both are welcome! We need:

  • Underwear (men's and women's)
  • Winter jackets and coats (all sizes)
  • Warm jumpers (all sizes)
  • Plain t-shirts (all sizes)
  • Jeans or warm trousers (all sizes)
  • Warm hats, scarfs and gloves
  • Men's shoes (sizes 7-11)
  • Women's shoes (sizes 5-7)

Toiletries are essential for maintaining personal hygiene. They can make a huge difference in allowing our guests to feel fresh and clean. We urgently need:

  • Shaving foam
  • Bottles of shampoo
  • Bottles of shower gel

Unfortunately we can't accept any of the following: 

  • Duvets and mattresses
  • Pillows
  • TVs and home electrical items
  • Computers, laptops or related equipment (e.g. cables)
  • Furniture
  • Children's clothes or toys
  • Home-cooked food
  • Products containing alcohol (e.g. mouthwash, chocolates, sanitiser)
  • Food with a 'best before' date before 31 Jan 2020
  • Glass 
  • Real fur

If you would like to support Crisis this Christmas by donating any of the goods above, please bring them to our East London warehouse in December. The location is:


Crisis at Christmas Warehouse,

Leven Road


E14 0LL 


Drop off for Community Donations will be open between 10am - 3pm for two weeks from:

  • Tuesday 1 December - Saturday 5 December
  • AND Tuesday 8 December - Saturday 12 December

We are closed on Mondays. 


We regret that we are unable to collect items.

If you'd like to donate but can't get to us, please take a look at our Amazon Wish List.


If you have any questions, please contact us on or 079 8070 1738.