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 items to make this possible working with LCC Childrens Social Services and Preston City Council Housing and local housing associations.

Our service is busy both collecting and delivering and we thank the many people who have donated vital furniture and household items. The donations help those referred to avoid incurring debt which often is a crippling liability when added to the effects of the covid pandemic.

Who we are

Gift92 helps those in real need to build a stable home. We help people with limited finance and receiving state benefits to furnish a property. The charity has been doing this since 1992 and annually helps in excess of 850 persons.

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.

Many of those 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 and their family create a home. We collaborate with several local agencies and charities to enhance the household items clients receive through our service.

Our work 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

Furniture is free to recipients except for a delivery and administration charge.

The charity unfortunately does not have the resource to supply electrical items requested to replace broken appliances. We suggest you contact Preston Emergency Grant Scheme as a possible source of help.

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.