We rely on the donations from our supporters in order to continue our work. Please consider supporting us financially, or by donating items, or by fundraising for us.
Most of our donations go to supporting the work of our Destitution Project. The refused asylum seekers we house often have little more than one bag of possessions when they arrive in the UK so we rely on our supporters to help us provide practically for them.
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Your donation in action
Bus pass – £5 could pay for a bus pass allowing an asylum seeker to attend an important legal or health appointment.
One night’s shelter – £10 – We have recently calculated that it costs just £10 to house, support and feed an asylum seeker for one night in our Destitution Project.
Bag of Groceries – £20 – Your donation will help Abigail Housing feed destitute asylum seekers and refugees for a week. The kitchens in Abigail houses are always busy, as the residents have nowhere else to go for meals. They take turns cooking and cleaning, and you can help too by donating a bag of groceries.
Vacuum Cleaner – £100 – A Hoover might seem like an odd gift, but it’s one of the most expensive necessities that each one of Abigail’s houses needs in order to stay clean and comfortable. Donating the cost of a hoover can make a big difference.
Other ways you can give financially:
- Join with others in becoming a regular giver. To set a standing order please send us a completed Standing Order Form.
- Give by cheque. Please make cheques payable to ‘Abigail Housing’ and send them to .
- If you are eligible to gift aid your donation please send us a completed Gift Aid Declaration. This allows us to claim an additional 25 per cent of the value of your donation without it costing you a penny more.
- If you’re running an event or taking sponsorship to raise money for us, you can download our fundraising form.
Thank you for your generosity! If you have any questions please contact us.
Gifts in kind
We greatly appreciate donations of food, household items, furniture and toiletries which are directly distributed to our residents and the houses they live in. The most useful items for our clients are listed below. Donations can be dropped off in office hours at our offices located 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX or 197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday) or collection can be arranged. Please contact the Destitution Office to arrange this.
Food most favoured by clients:
Tinned and dry goods: chopped tomatoes, rice, lentils, tuna, sweetcorn, sugar, tea, coffee, corned beef, meat soup, milk, fruit & cooking oil.
Fresh food: Fruit, vegetables & bread.
Toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, razors, shaving foam, sanitary towels & deodorant.
Treats: biscuits & chocolate.