Donate gifts or goods

at Christmas

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

Cooking oil


UHT milk

Biscuits •

Small chocolate bars

Individual cartons/cans of drink

Ketchup, mayo & other condiments

Instant mashed potato

Pot noodles/super noodles

Festive Items

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.


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HARP is a registered charity, number: 1098126

HARP is a company limited by Guarantee: 04566985

HARP is a registered provider of social housing number: 4742

Registered office: HARP, 4th Floor, Dencora Court, Tylers Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2BB. Phone: 01702 615000 

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