1.DONATIONS - MyDonate (similar to JustGiving) increases gifts by 20% by claiming gift aid -click on Donate tab. This helps fund office equipment, cleaning materials etc.
2. TIME help with catering, supporting clients, assisting with stores, IT/ admin, maintenance
3. FOOD, CLOTHING + OTHER ITEMS Please see our colour coded section below
COLOUR CODING - for information
RED (we have a current need)
Baked beans, Meat pies, Spam
Cook-in sauces, Ketchup and brown sauce, Salad Cream and mayo
Coffee, Long life juiceSquash, all flavours
Tinned fruit, Tinned and instant custard, Tinned rice
Weetabix Cornflakes Other cereals
Biscuits and chocolateJams, marmaladeMarmite
Sugar, Flour, Cooking oil
Salt and pepper, Vinegar, Gravy granules
Herbs and spices, Dried fruit, Cocoa powder
Cling film, Greaseproof paper, Kitchen foil
Laundry powder, Anti-bacterial spray, Black bin bags
Disinfectant, Toilet cleaner, Bleach
Shampoo, Shower gel, Deodorant
Razors (disposable), Shaving gel
Toothpaste, Tooth brushes
GREEN (we have lots in our stores -many thanks)
Pasta Tea bags Pulses
Porridge Tuna, tinned fish Tinned tomatoes
Washing up liquid, Dishwasher tablets
The Open Door (Taunton) : Charity No. 1122040
Open Door is based 1A Mount Street near the Taunton town centre and provides meals, drinks, showers and laundry facilities for homeless and disadvantaged people. The centre offers a listening ear and helps with advice and signposting to services in the area. We have a lot of volunteers and a Project Worker who help the Manager run the centre. We aim to provide unconditional support to those who visit Open Door. The project is supported by individuals, local churches, schools, charities and Taunton Deane B.C..
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Every day we help people who have no permanent home. When people first arrive at the centre we ask about their situation to see how Open Door can help them in their particular circumstances.
We are assisted by professionals from partner organisations to find suitable temporary accommodation;more permanant solutions may take days or weeks and sometimes even longer . We have a store of clothing, footwear and bedding which helps with their immediate needs.
Volunteers provide a nourishing breakfast and lunch and help visitors to research housing and occupation possibilities. When our clients move to their new homes we help them with basic items they need.
Thank you for your interest in the work of The Open Door (Taunton)