Homeless Support ongoing

Our Crisis Support service is continuing during these difficult times.

We have helped a substantial number of homeless individuals and families to be rehoused during this period of the covid pandemic. Our van team with appropriate precautions continue to deliver much needed furniture and appliances to make this possible, working with LCC Crisis Support, Preston City Council Housing, local Housing Associations and LCC Childrens Social Services.

Our work helps those we assist to avoid incurring debt which often is a crippling liability when added to the effects of the covid pandemic. Furniture is free to recipients except for a delivery and administration charge.

Who we are

Gift92 helps people with limited finance and receiving state benefits to furnish a property which we have done since October 1992

The Individuals and families we help have moved into an empty property and do not have the funds to furnish it. We supply the essential furniture and household items to help them create a home.

From our warehouse in Plungington our area of operation is primarily Preston but through our contract with LCC Crisis Support extends to about a 14 mile radius of Preston Town Hall with deliveries to those needing help and making collections of donated reusable furniture.

Our charity is supported by generous members of the public who donate usable furniture and household items, we are always in need of more due to demand. It is not possible to accept all offers of furniture as items must have appropriate fire labels. Some three seater sofas are declined due to their size as they can be too large to facilitate access to an upstairs flat or older terraced house. Very large furniture incl some display cabinets again are not accepted due to this problem.

The charity unfortunately does not have the resource to supply electrical items requested to replace broken appliances.

We cannot accept direct applications for assistance.

All support given is through a referral from one of our referral agencies who contribute to our service costs.

We are currently in urgent need of:

• Electrical Kitchen Appliances
• Double Mattress
• Drawers

We offer a FREE collection service from Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm. If you have any items in good, reusable condition that you would like to donate please call us on 01772 716572 or email us at mail@gift92.com with a photograph of the furniture you wish the charity to collect.

We also welcome donations to support the costs of running our service – click on the Donate button above.