Gifts in Kind

Gifts in kind

Most homeless people don't have many clothes, toiletries and other personal possessions. Your gifts and contributions are gratefully received but we have very limited storage facilities so please phone Jason on 01865 304600 to check we are able to receive them.

  • Clothing and toiletries
  • Bedding
  • Household goods
  • Help with deliveries
  • Start a collection point
  • Voucher Scheme

Clothing and toiletries

Many of the people who arrive at O'Hanlon House don't have a change of clothes - not even spare underwear. At O'Hanlon House we rely on your donations to stock our emergency store.

We often need: sweaters and sweatshirts, t-shirts, tracksuit bottoms, men's and women's underwear, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, toothpaste and toothbrushes. If you fly overseas, save your free airline socks and toothbrush - one of our residents would love to have them!


During especially busy periods, O'Hanlon House fills up and we may have to turn away two or three people each night. We try to supply blankets or sleeping bags to people who are turned away. But we can only supply these items thanks to your generous donations.

We often need: single fitted sheets, single duvets, blankets, towels, pillowcases and sleeping bags.

We often need: single fitted sheets, single duvets, blankets, towels, pillowcases and sleeping bags.

Household goods

We have limited storage space and encourage donors to give household items such as furniture to the furniture store run by Emmaus Oxford. Our clients use the store when they move into independent accommodation.

Help with deliveries

Sometimes people offer gifts but are unable to deliver them to us. Could you collect and deliver donated gifts, either on a regular or an occasional basis? Please phone the Jason at O’Hanlon House on 01865 304600.

Start a collection point

Some of our supporters operate collection points where people can donate clothing, bedding or household goods. For example, a local doctor’s surgery has a sock donation box in a corner of the surgery. When the box is full, the socks are delivered to O’Hanlon House.

Could your workplace, club or association organise a collection point? Please phone Jason at O’Hanlon House on 01865 304600.

Voucher Scheme

Oxford Homeless Pathways vouchersWould you like to give direct support to homeless people who stop you in the street to ask for help? For just £3.50, you could give someone a voucher entitling them to a night’s shelter plus a hot meal, use of washing facilities and access to our resettlement services. Find out about our Voucher Scheme.

Thank you for your support.