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Helping the Homeless

People often contact us with donations of goods or offers of help for the homeless. Although we are not able to accept these donations, there are some local organisations that will accept your help. Due to the high volume of work and the need to distribute the goods, none of the organisations listed below are able to collect your donations from your home.

Helping the Homeless

1. Information about S.C.R.A.T.C.H.

S.C.R.A.T.C.H. (Southampton City and Region Action to Combat Hardship) aim to relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals in the Southampton, Eastleigh, Waterside and Winchester areas. These needs must be recognised by approved referral agencies. Acceptable donations include; old mobile phones, clothing, unwrapped Christmas toys (e.g. books and games). For further information please contact S.C.R.A.T.C.H. using the details below or visit their web site.

Contact
S.C.R.A.T.C.H.
Unit 3, 1-16 Hollybrook Road
Shirley
Southampton
SO16 6RB

Telephone: 023 8077 3132

Open: Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm

2. Information about The Basics Bank

The Basics Bank is a clothing and emergency food bank with referrals made via a voucher system that can be exchanged for food or clothing. For further information please contact Southampton City Mission using the details below or visit their web site.

Contact
The Old Chemist
16 Manor Farm Road
Southampton, SO18 1NP

Telephone: 07929 641755

Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm

3. Information about Jamie's Computers

You can trade in your old computer and other IT equipment safe in the knowledge that any data stored on it will be destroyed and the money raised will be going towards a worthwhile cause. If you would like to donate your old computer you can drop off your equipment at Jamie's Computers at the address below. For further information please contact Jamie's Computers using the details below or visit their website.

Contact
Unit 33
Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate
Mount Pleasant Road
Southampton, SO14 0SP

Telephone: 023 8063 2198

Open: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

4. Information about The Society of St. James

The Society of St. James is a registered charity in Southampton providing support to homeless and the city's most vulnerable people. They are always in need of food, toiletries, clothes and decorating materials. If you would like any further information please contact the Society of St. James using the details below or visit their web site.

Contact
Fairways House
Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate
Mount Pleasant Road
Southampton, SO14 0QB

Telephone: 023 8022 3479

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