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Donating money

If you are able to donate to our cause, simply follow the "DONATE" link to the below that will take you to our Virgin Money Giving page. There you can make a single or regular donation, and select or type the specific amount you would like to donate.

You can then choose to give you name and a message to our team, or state that the donation is from a business. Please agree to gift aid if you are an eligible UK Tax payer. We will receive 25% more at no extra cost to you. 

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1016481

Donating clothes

We have limited storage space so only keep a small amount of emergency clothing. We partner with MK Storehouse and Help Our Homeless MK to provide clothes for our guests when needed so suggest you consider donating to them.

MK Storehouse support referred people who are in need in MK, ranging from street homeless to families living in. Their website gives more details of what items they are looking for and donation times/locations: http://www.mkstorehouse.org/

Help our homeless MK go out to support people sleeping on the streets two or three times a week. Usually items can be delivered to:5 Dodkin, Beanhill, MK6 4LP. Opening hours: 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday and every other Saturday, but check out their Facebook page for more information.

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Donating food and non perishable items

If you have left over cooked or party food or things that need to be left in a fridge, then unfortunately we cannot accept it because of our food hygiene certificate requirements. If however you want to volunteer to cook for us, then please see our volunteer page

We can accept non perishable items like coffee, washing powder, tinned foods and so on. Please email us to see what we might need:fundraising@thebussheltermk.org

Donating Bedding

For safety reasons we have to use highly fire retardant bedding on the bus, very much like the NHS do. We are therefore unable to accept duvets, pillows, blankets and so on. Please contact one of our partner charities mentioned in the clothing section of this page to pass them on to people in need.

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Donating time or services

Please see our volunteer page for more information.

Year one achievements

 

Number of nights provided

2436

Guests who've slept on the bus

32

Meals provided

7308

Onsite Volunteer Hours

7280

Non-guests directly helped

117