As a charity we rely on donations from within the local community to help sustain the charity’s work and expand to make a greater impact.
We appreciate these are extremely difficult times for everyone but anything that you can spare will help us enormously.
Below is an update on what kinds of donations we are currently able to accept Much of this is limited by available storage space at our centre, which is now lower than it previously was due to changes we’ve made inside that were needed to make sure everyone using the centre will be safe.
We aim to keep a small supply of items stocked up that can be given out directly to rough sleepers. This includes:
Around 80% of those we see are male so we require far fewer female items.
Currently we only require sleeping bags.
Donations of unopened and in date (e.g. not past use by date) food are welcomed.
Other useful items for our clients at the moment are:
-Bottles of water
-caps and sunglasses
1. Online – Please click the link below to our secure online gateway provided by the Charities Aid Foundation, which securely handles our donations, including helping us manage Gift Aid reclaims and maximising the donations we receive.
Any donations are appreciated and although you can donate anonymously we would like to be able to thank you so leaving your details would be fantastic. You deserve it!
2. Directly in person – You can drop in your donation in person to Catching Lives, Canterbury Open Centre, Station Road East, Canterbury, CT1 2RB (or to our bookshop on Palace Street if donating books)
3.By post to Catching Lives, Canterbury Open Centre, Station Road East, Canterbury, CT1 2RB
Download a direct debit form for Catching Lives (Word document)
Download our bank transfer details for any standing order payments (Word document)
Download our Catching Lives personal donation form (Word document)
4. Request a donation form – For those who don’t want to donate online, we are more than happy to directly post you the relevant form (including a stamped addressed envelope). Please call 01227 464904
5. Corporate Partnerships – To find out how we can work with your company please contact Terry Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01227 464904
If you have any questions please contact Paul Willoughby at Catching Lives on 01227 464904