Wimbledon Station Shoe Box Appeal

Wimbledon Station’s annual Shoe Box Appeal for the Homeless in Merton – Tuesday 5 December

Staff at Wimbledon Station will gratefully receive small shoe boxes filled with donations for Faith in Action‘s Merton Homelessness Project. The following items are much needed and all very useful:

  • Mobile phones: service users need simple functioning mobile phones so they can be be contacted by employers, health services, and others. A basic Alcatel or Nokia will cost a couple of pounds but with a compulsory credit of £10.00
  • Phone chargers: functioning second-hand chargers are good
  • Oyster cards: with a £5.00 credit, oyster cards enable service users to travel to appointments
  • Cans of meat or fish with a ring-pull opening: service users really appreciate being able to take away a can of tuna, ham or luncheon meat to make sandwiches when they are living on the street
  • Cans of tomatoes and jars of coffee: constantly needed at the Drop-In
  • Marmite, peanut butter and Nutella: nutritious treats
  • Breakfast cereals / tinned fruit / biscuits: quick food for hungry service users at the Drop-In
  • Individually wrapped chocolates: Quality Street type chocolates are always appreciated
  • Men’s & women’s underwear, socks and t-shirts: medium-sized boxers, knickers, t-shirts, and socks in dark colour – being able to put on clean clothes after a shower is a wonderful feeling
  • Sleeping bags: really useful in an emergency

Please bring your donations to Wimbledon Station on Tuesday 5 December, from 7am until 7pm.