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Donate Used Outdoor Clothing to Help the Homeless


I’ve just met a truly inspirational lady, and I want to help her. I hope that you will feel the same way.

Michelle spends her spare time helping homeless people on the streets of London. She told me tales of family breakdowns, of mental illness, of college graduates, of people with decent careers who found themselves out of a job, out of luck, and out on the streets. She told me of a man with cerebral palsy who cannot secure permanent care and so has to fend for himself on the city streets.

Michelle cooks 60 meals a week for them, all paid for by herself. 

And she provides them with warm clothing. Winter is on its way and she is in urgent need of more supplies.

Michelle is looking for used but clean clothing to help keep homeless people warm on the streets this winter.

This is where we can help.

I’m sure most of us can rustle up a few pairs of thick socks, a couple of spare woolly hats, a fleece, hoody or raincoat. I know that I can.

Do you have any spare of these items?

  • Socks

  • Hats

  • Gloves

  • Scarves

  • Warm clothes

  • Boots

  • Trainers

  • Sleeping bags

  • Roll mats

  • Rucksacks

  • Dog blankets

Here’s the plan.

Please post things to:


If you do not have any clothes to donate, please will you at least share this blog post on your own Facebook and Twitter pages, and forward it to anyone you know who might be able to help.

You can also follow Michelle on Twitter.

Thank you.

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  1. This is a great idea.

  2. Managed to gather a big bag full of winter clothes from various friends and cycled it up from Balham this evening. Hope they are useful!

  3. I would love to send some donations to Michelle. Please can you confirm that the address at Martinbridge Trading Estate is still the correct address to date, 26/11/17? She does a fantastic job and thank you for the information to enable people to help.

    • Alastair Posted

      I’m afraid I have not been in touch with her for a while – you might need to do a little Google sleuthing…
      Great cause though.



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