Ways You Could Contribute to Bexley Winter Shelter
Online with Justgiving
By credit or debit card using our charity fundraising platform partner. Use the button below to be taken to our dedicated Donations page.
Please be aware that we are extremely grateful for any donations received but we do not receive from Justgiving details of individual donors and so cannot respond to individual donations unless separately notified to the Treasurer.
Shopping with Amazon
If you shop on Amazon please sign up to Amazon Smile and Select Bexley Winter Shelter as Your charity. Amazon will then make a donation equal to 0.5% of every purchase. Find more details about Amazon Smile here or click on the button below and enter “Bexley Winter Shelter” when asked to pick your charity.
...or Online with with Many Other Retailers
When you buy anything online you could be raising free donations for Bexley Winter Shelter with easyfundraising. Over 4,000 shops and sites – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – participate and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. All you need to do is:
- Head to our page at easyfundraising and join for free.
- Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
- After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Bexley Winter Shelter at no extra cost to you.
Payable to ‘Bexley Winter Shelter’. Please send together with contact details to: Treasurer, Bexley Winter Shelter, c/o New Community Church, 24 Station Road, Sidcup, DA15 7DU.
Since Bexley Winter Shelter gained charity status in July 2019, the generous financial gifts of our supporters have been able to go further. Under Gift Aid, we are able to claim back from HMRC 25p for every £1 donated to the charity. This is dependant on the donor having paid in tax during the year at least the amount we wish to claim. Higher and Additional Rate Tax-Payers are also permitted to claim back the difference between the Basic Rate and what they pay on the amount of the grossed up donation received by a registered charity.
Have you Skills and Time you could Offer to Our Guests?
Previously, our guests have been helped by professionals kindly giving their time and skills. If you are a dentist, chiropodist, optician or hairdresser willing to donate some of your time to our guests at the Shelter we would be pleased to hear from you. Please email us with your details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Items Needed by The Shelter
Perhaps you are able to gift items which most of us regard as everyday essentials?
Every day essentials include toiletries. Things like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo and shower gel are helpful as we can provide at the Shelter to make the guests a little more comfortable.
Many of our guests have spent most of their days and nights out walking the streets. Consequently, they have problems with their feet and so, new socks are welcomed. Similarly, underwear and other unused items of warm clothing may make them more comfortable.
Please do not bring donations to any of our venues as most have no space to store them. We are hoping shortly to gain storage space for this purpose.
We respectfully ask that any donations are in a condition you would be happy to receive as a gift and we would ask you, in the first instance, please to email us at: email@example.com with details.
Bless You !
Some rough sleepers will be reluctant to attend a shelter. StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them. You can alert Streetlink if you are concerned about someone over 18 sleeping rough by visiting their website (click on the Streetlink logo). If you think the person is under 18 you should instead call the police or if you believe someone is in immediate danger or in need of urgent care, please call 999.