Donate Useful Items

We work with people who have come upon difficult times and are struggling to get by. Others have been homeless for years and it may have been a long time since they slept in a warm bed.

Our funding and Housing Benefit income covers our housing and support services. But we rely on donations to provide people with essential items like those listed below.

Can you help by making a donation?

These things may seem simple and inexpensive, but for someone who has been deprived they will mean a lot.

Please do what you can to make a donation - it really will make a difference.

Drop your donations off at:

Derventio Housing Trust, 33 Boyer Street, Derby DE22 3TB

Our opening hours are:

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 12.30pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm

Essential Items & Food

  • Non-perishable food (tins & packets, tinned meals, tea & coffee, sugar, soup, cereals, treats)
  • Toiletries (we particularly need deodorant, dental care, razors & shaving gel and feminine hygiene products)
  • Hairbrushes or combs (new)
  • Toilet paper

If you have any clothes, household items or perishable food that you would like to donate, please contact your local homelessness charity.

Items for Growing Lives

Our activities project gives people a way to learn new skills in a relaxed and friendly setting. We always welcome donations of any good quality items which can be used for arts and crafts, outdoor, computer-related, music or other similar activities.

Here are some examples of what we could use:

  • Creative wall art made at Growing Lives Garden tools (things like spades, gardening gloves, plant pots, seed trays, plant labels)
  • Paint, paper, card, chalk, pens or crayons
  • Handyperson tools (for example, hammers, screwdrivers, allen keys, spanners)
  • Cycle and cycle parts

Any donations for Growing Lives can be dropped off during working hours at

Derventio Housing Trust, 33 Boyer Street, Derby DE22 3TB

We also have an Amazon Wish List , which is a quick and easy way for you to buy items that we need for the Growing Lives garden and chickens.

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Please call 01332 292776 or email for more information.