“I’ve got the confidence to live better.”

Phoebe, Supported Housing resident

Last year, we provided safe, local homes and support to 1,209 homeless people, and 18 children in care.

Over 53% of those we supported were between 16-30 years old.

Your generous gifts and donations could:

  • Make sure that nobody goes without a gift on Christmas day
  • Provide equipment and essentials for people in Supported Accommodation
  • Create projects and opportunities to support residents’ wellbeing and independence
  • Fund a hot meal on Christmas day, prepared by chefs at Malt Cross, Nottingham

Give A gift



How you can help

Give a gift

Drop-off a physical gift at one of our 7 locations across the region



Find drop-off point

Make a donation

A one-off donation to secure gifts, a Christmas meal, essentials and wellbeing initiatives



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Become a RoomSponsor

A monthly donation to support local young people in Nottinghamshire affected by homelessness




Give a gift

Drop-off points

If you’d like to give a physical gift, you can drop them off at locations across our region:

Accepting Gifts for Residents aged 16+

  • YMCA Housing, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham
  • YMCA Housing, Bridge Street, Worksop
  • YMCA Housing, Commercial Gate, Mansfield
  • YMCA Housing, Edinburgh Street, Goole

Accepting Gifts for Children aged 8+ and Residents aged 16+

  • Malt Cross, St James’s Street, Nottingham
  • YMCA Community and Activity Village, Newark-on-Trent


What should I give?

We accept gifts for all genders, and care for people aged 8 all the way to adulthood. Some popular ideas are:

  • Toiletries (e.g. shower gel, shampoo, skincare)
  • Festive food and treats (e.g. biscuits, chocolate)
  • Activities (e.g. books, board games, art equipment)
  • Clothes and accessories (e.g. hats, socks, pyjamas)
  • Homeware (e.g. mugs, bowls)
  • Stationery (e.g. notepads, diaries)

Polite note: For safety reasons, we ask you bring gifts unwrapped. Gift bags or unsealed shoeboxes are fine!

I’d like to make a corporate or food donation

We are incredibly grateful for businesses that choose to support us during the festive season! Please contact us at marketing@ymcarhg.org.