Donate Goods

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Your donations help feed the homeless, facilitate the work of the SOS Bus, and support young people living in supported accommodation as well as raise money when we sell goods at the YMCA Charity Shop.

If you are looking for other ways of donating, such as your time or money, go to

Here are a list of items for different areas of Southend YMCA, and the contacts to arrange getting them to us.

Donations to our supported housing project
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 01702 301301 and speak with the housing department.
Please do not donate foodstuffs that contain alcohol.

Food & Drink
Coffee, teabags, sugar, long life milk / powdered milk
1 litre long life fruit juices (orange and apple preferred)
Individually wrapped chocolate biscuits (e.g. Kit Kats, Penguins)
Crisps/potato snacks
Tinned hot dogs, ham and corned beef
Tins of chilli, meatballs, meat curry, minced beef, chicken in white sauce, stewed steak
Traditional tinned vegetables
Tins of tuna pasta (spaghetti or shapes)
Tins of baked beans, spaghetti, ravioli, spaghetti Bolognese, beans with sausages
Tins of fruit
Tins of steamed sponge puddings
Tins of custard and rice pudding
Gravy granules
SMASH instant mash
Jars of cooking sauces
Orange, lemon, summer fruit squash
Tins of soup
Evaporated milk
Crumble mix
Batter mix

Washing powder
Washing up liquid
Single bedding and duvets
Supermarket vouchers
High street vouchers

SOS Bus Project
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 01702 431676 or 07790 869 003.
Sleeping bags & blankets
Hats & gloves

YMCA Charity Shop
Drop off to YMCA Shop, 4a Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2NE or call to arrange collection of large good on 01702 463875.
House clearences are available (only items that can be sold will be collected).
Opening hours Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Furniture (Currently on urgent appeal)
Clothing & Accessories
Children's Toys
Electrical items
Media (VHS, CD's, Cassettes, Vinyl, DVDs)

Copyright © 2016 Southend-on-Sea YMCA. All Rights Reserved.
Southend YMCA is registered as a charity under No 1102837 and is registered as a company in England under No. 5051166.
Southend YMCA is an independent Southend based charity that is affliated to the national and global YMCA movement, supporting children and young people.
Head office: Southend YMCA, Newlands, 85 Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2FY

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