Donate gifts or goods
Thank you for supporting HARP this Christmas with a donation of gifts and other items for local homeless people.
Please make sure that you do not include any items containing alcohol. This includes Christmas pudding and cake, chocolate liquors, and aftershave/mouthwash/toiletries containing alcohol.
Christmas Wish List
Please do not donate razor blades as gifts. We do use razor blades in our services and so you are welcome to donate these, but we cannot issue them as Christmas presents, so please separate them out from your main donation to make it easier to sort.
Please do not wrap presents, we must open all packages before we issue them to check that they are safe to give to our service users.
Please bring any gifts or goods to the Bradbury Centre in York Road between 2pm and 4pm on a weekday. If you plan to make a sizable donation, please call 01702 615 000 so that we can be sure there will be staff available to receive it.
Address: 103-107 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2DL.
Open for donations: Monday to Friday from 14:00 - 16:00. Closed for donations on bank holidays and weekends.
Bradbury Day Centre
We like to offer every service user at HARP a Christmas present. This is only possible thanks to the support from the general public.
You can show local homeless people you care by donating a gift for us to pass on. We may use your donation as part of a Christmas present, or use the items elsewhere in our services if we have more than we need for presents. Either way, you know your gift will get to someone who really needs it this Christmas.
Here is a list of the most popular and most needed items at Christmas time:
General Food Items
Small chocolate bars
Individual cartons/cans of drink
Ketchup, mayo & other condiments
Instant mashed potato
Pot noodles/super noodles
Chocolate selection boxes
Tins of chocolates, sweets & nice biscuits
Toiletries e.g. shower gel, deodorant and gift sets
(please note we have more men than women
If your company, school or community group is collecting for HARP, you can download our Christmas collection poster here (PDF).
Please note – any items that cannot be issued to a service user may be sold in our shops, or recycled, the proceeds of which will be used to support our services.
WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AN AMAZING CHRISTMAS FROM EVERYONE AT HARP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.