Donate Items

Donate Items

We are very grateful to our generous community for donating items that help the Helping Hands Community Project work!

With limited storage space however, we can only take items in good condition that we need to support our clients through our Soup Kitchen & Drop-in, the House2Home project or that we can sell in our shop to fund our work.

If you or someone you know would benefit from support from our charity in Leamington, Warwick & Kenilworth, get in touch or pop into The Lighthouse.

Soup Kitchen & Drop-in

We provide the essentials for the homeless at our drop-ins.
Most needed:
Instant coffee, tea & takeaway cups for hot drinks & soup.
Underwear - boxers, pants, socks, tracksuit bottoms, leggings - as layers help keep people warm.
Sleeping bags
No thank you: details coming soon

How to donate: Please drop donations off mentioning drop in at our shop during its opening hours 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
Lighthouse Charity Shop,12 Gloucester Street, Leamington Spa CV31 1EE

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

With nights getting darker and colder, we have launched our shoebox appeal to help those in need.

You could include: Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, flannel, dry shampoo, deodourant, sanitary products, hairbrush / comb.
Coffee & meal vouchers, clothes vouchers
Hat, scarf, gloves, socks, handwarmers
Book, 2020 diary, notepad & pen, pocket games (e.g. cards), chocolates & sweets
No thank you: Sharp objects such as scissors & razors

How to donate: A huge thank you to our collection points:
Starbucks UK Leamington Spa Sainsbury's
Leamington railway station
Mashed Swedes
Leamington Spa BHLC, Brunswick Hub
Helping Hands Lighthouse
Helping Hands Gateway Cafe

If you haven’t got time to create a shoebox we can do it for you can instead donate to create shoeboxes.

House2Home Project

We provide furniture and household goods to recently homed & low-income families. Thank you to our generous community for providing these goods that our volunteers deliver to help turn empty houses into homes!
We are very grateful for the many offers of support, but with limited storage space we can only take items in good condition that we need for the people referred to us in small homes that we do not already have in our limited storage space.

Most needed: We are currently accepting in limited numbers single and double beds, wardrobes, chests of drawers, table & chairs, sofas, Fully functioning Fridges & Freezers, Electric Ovens, Microwaves, Washing Machines, Bedding, duvets, pillows and linen.
No thank you:

How to donate: Please e-mail details (size and photos) to If the donations are soft furnishings please include a picture of the fire safety label and state if they are from a pet/smoke free home - thank you!

Lighthouse Charity Shop

Our welcoming shop is run by our volunteers and our shop manager Chris. Our supported volunteers can gain experience and qualifications and raise much needed funds to enable us to keep supporting our clients.

Most needed: Ladies Clothing, Mens t-shirts, Bric-a-brac
No thank you: Items that we are unlikely to be able to sell such as broken or well-worn items, videos / tapes

How to donate: Please drop off donations at our shop
Open: 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
Lighthouse Charity Shop,12 Gloucester Street, Leamington Spa CV31 1EE

Your donations can go further if you are a UK tax payer if you giftaid them so that when we sell things in the shop we can reclaim an extra 25% – from tax you have paid at no cost to you – all we need is some simple details!