Shiloh is a volunteer led organisation that relies heavily on the generosity of individuals, churches, businesses, groups and funders to continue our vital work. We desperately need your support to help us to change lives and help people out of homelessness.
If you would like to help the homeless at Shiloh this Christmas, then the best way to do that is by supporting our ‘Homeless at Christmas’ campaign through Virgin Giving.
We rely on community donations to keep our doors open through the festive season and beyond. If you can give a little, we can give a lot, so please donate online if you are able to. Here’s how we help:
* A warm welcome and good company
* Two nutritious, hot meals 3 times a week including a delicious Christmas dinner
* Emergency Rough Sleeper packs
* A chance to shower, freshen up, get clean clothes, use a washer/dryer and have a hair cut
* A health check and treatment from a local Nurse
* Advice with mental health and addiction problems
* Expert help with housing, employment and benefits
* A way out of homelessness for good through our year round mentoring, training, education and activity programmes.
Shoeboxes & Gifts
If you would like to donate a present to a guest of Shiloh, then this year we are asking for wrapped gifts instead of shoe boxes. Please would you consider donating a chocolate selection box/ sweets/ biscuits, brand new boxer shorts/pants, a deodorant gift set (roll on preferred) and/or new gloves/scarf/hat/socks. If possible please wrap them individually making it clear which gift is for men/women. Please also add a detachable note on each gift telling us what is inside, so that we can be sure everyone gets something different. Other donations are always welcome too, so please see below for the latest list of most wanted items at Shiloh.
Make a regular donation
We love to receive direct debit and standing order donations. It helps our budget planning aids our service development. Please contact your bank/building society to set up the instruction using the following details:
Shiloh Rotherham, CAF Bank Ltd, 25 Kings Hill Ave, Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4JQ.
Sort Code — 40-52-40 Account No — 00031446
Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. Click here to view our gift aid form which you can email or post back to us so that we can claim extra funds from the government.
Make a one off donation
If you feel you could make a one-off or regular donation, or even do a sponsored challenge, please click on one of the Virgin Money Giving or Paypal buttons and donate any amount. Alternatively use your mobile phone and text ‘SHIL00 £5’ to 70070 (that’s SHIL then two zeros). You can also send a cheque payable to ‘Shiloh Rotherham’ to 15 Station Road, Masbrough, Rotherham, S60 1HN.
Food & Clothing
The visitor reception door is open to receive donations between 9.30am-2.30pm – Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays.
See below for the list of items we need. If the item you want to donate is not on our list, then either we are well stocked or do not currently require it. Thank you.
The only food items we currently require are:
- Fresh or Long Life Milk
- Sliced Bread
If you would like to donate other food items, then please consider supporting the Rotherham Food Bank which is a life line to many local people in need.
We are well stocked for male and female toiletries and sanitary ware, but we do need:
- Disposable Razors & Shaving Foam
- Toilet Rolls & Kitchen Roll
We are currently fully stocked with sleeping bags, blankets, duvets, pillows & sheets.
We ensure that every guest has access to basic clothing to meet their needs. We have found that branded fashion items are not always helpful for guests struggling with addictions, so we have recently begun to sell these items on eBay to raise income to support the charity. We welcome any good condition branded clothing and trainers for us to sell on eBay.
80% of our guests are male, mostly aged between 25-45yrs. So if you would like to donate clothing for a guest to wear then we are currently looking for:
- Jeans/Jogging bottoms (size 30”- 34”)
- Shoes/trainers/boots size 8-12
- Rucksacks/Back Packs
- Jumpers & Coats
- Trainers sizes 3-8
- Jumpers & Coats
Miscellaneous Branded Clothing
- We welcome any kind of good condition branded clothing and trainers for us to sell on eBay.
We really value your clothing donations, but to make sure we are not storing surplus goods, if your donation is not suitable for Shiloh then we may donate it to another charity or recycle it.