Phoebe, Supported Housing resident
“I’ve got the confidence to live better.”
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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