Donations of clothing and food are gratefully accepted but we do ask that you get in touch with our outreach co-ordinator before donating items.

For food donations, we ask that food be donated in quantities of 40 (the number of Open House attendees) and that it not be fresh food due to storage needs.


High factor sun block

Light-weight refillable water bottles

Sun hats (mostly men's)

Sunglasses (mostly men's)

Lightweight socks (dark colours)


Warm gloves

Winter hats


Warm socks (dark colours)

Lightweight Thermos flasks


Men's tee shirts size Medium and Large in dark colours

Men's socks in dark colours

Men's boxers or briefs size Medium and Large

Useful food donations

Individually wrapped chocolate bars/ cakes/ biscuits - containing no nuts. As it is important that all guests are offered the same, we currently need these items in quantities of 40 each.

Long-Life fruit juice

Baked beans in tins

Can you financially support Open House?

Can you financially support our outreach to the homeless in central London? Open House runs completely on donations and we are grateful for whatever you can give.