We have adapted our services and taken our Day Centre on the road, delivering emergency food parcels & toiletry packages to our refugee friends.  Over the coming months we are in need of a wide range of food, toiletries and recreational items.

On the right are the items we’re in urgent need of. This list is updated regularly.

How to deliver donations to JRS UK

  • You can purchase items directly on our amazon wishlist, which will be delivered straight to JRS.
  • Contact us first to arrange for items to be delivered to JRS. We are open for deliveries between 10 am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. We are close to public transport (Wapping Overground) and buses D3 and 100. If you’d like to drive, there is free, off-street parking and we are outside the Congestion Charging Zone.


Shopping online?

You can support refugees at the same time as shopping online, through Give As You Live! More than 3,000 online retailers will donate to JRS UK every time you make a purchase using this link. Donations this way help us set up smaller projects such as activities for our refugee friends. Shop and give back with Give As You Live.


Thank you for your generosity and support

Items we URGENTLY need:

Last update: 10 May 2021

We are currently in urgent need of:

Mother and Baby Needs:

An expensive, recurring cost for our refugee friends with young children, we are in great need of:

  • Nappies (especially size 6, and also sizes 4 ,5, 7 & 8)

Practical items:

  • Re-usable face masks
  • Men’s trainers (in good condition)
  • Smart phones 
  • USB to mains wall plug adaptors (Example item here)
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) study books and textbooks for beginners

Emergency Toiletry Needs:

JRS UK distributes essential toiletries to over 300 refugees each month. We go through a lot of toiletries very quickly. We’re always looking for donations of:

  • Shampoo (especially Women’s Shampoo)
  • Shower Gel
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Tooth Paste
  • Sanitary Towels
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorant

Emergency Food parcels:

We are in urgent need of food items to complement the goods we receive from local food banks.

*Please note as goods are packed in to individual food parcels, we cannot accept industrial size goods. We request bags/containers are no larger than 500g or 1kg in size*:

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Tinned tuna (one of our largest grocery expenses)
  • Long life fruit juice
  • Porridge oats (and Weetabix not in large boxes)
  • Long-life milk

Our emergency parcels are made up in individual bags, so we are always in great need of:

  • Plastic carrier bags

Items we are always in need of:

Day Centre Needs:

As many of our friends are homeless or constantly having to change accommodation, we are in need of suitcases that make travel easier:

  • Roller Suitcases

Mother and Baby Needs:

  • Nappies
  • Baby Wipes

Toiletry Needs:

  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Tooth Paste
  • Sanitary Towels
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturiser

"Its humiliating when you see someone, even a friend, turn away from you because you've not been able to wash yourself or your clothes for the last couple of days. Its not easy." Henry, a refugee friend.

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Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310

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