Support us

There are lots of ways you can support the Croydon Refugee Day Centre, and make a difference to the lives of Asylum Seekers and refugees.

Online giving

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Bank Transfer

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This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated.

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Donating clothing

We are grateful to receive donations of new and good second-hand clothes and shoes for men, women and children. We are currently supplying clothes to many new arrivals across London, so there is much need.

We can receive clothes and footwear donations every Monday from 10 to noon at the West Croydon Baptist Church. There is a very small car park (see instructions below).

The clothing items we need the most:

For children

  • school shoes (in good condition all sizes)
  • trainers (in good condition, all sizes)
  • boys’ underpants & socks, all ages (new only)
  • girls’ knickers & socks, all ages (new only)

For men

  • underpants (boxers/trunks, not Y fronts) & socks all sizes, (new only, particularly 28-32 inch waist)
  • trainers in good condition, especially sizes 5  (EU 37) to 9 (EU 44)

For women

  • knickers & socks (new only, particularly sizes 10-14)
  • trainers (in good condition, all sizes)

Other essential items to donate:

  • Toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • washing up liquid
  • black bin bags
  • rucksacks/ back packs

Food donations

We provide food parcels to all the families and individuals in need.

We rely massively on Harvest donations from schools and churches, which helps us keep our clients fed during the long winter months. We can often provide a Croydon Refugee Day Centre Speaker to give a talk for assembly or collective worship.

The food items we need the most:

  • Tinned fish
  • Rice
  • tins of chick peas
  • dried Lentils
  • tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Sugar
  • UHT milk
  • tea bags
  • instant coffee
  • cooking oil
  • biscuits

Volunteers Group Photo - Croydon Refugee Day Centre - Jubilee Social - May 2022


We need local volunteers who can commit to volunteering weekly to help us at our Centre in Croydon. Join our amazing team of volunteers and help us provide vital support to Refugees & Asylum Seekers in living in Croydon.

We need volunteers to help us to:

  • sort clothes and food
  • sort and distribute clothes every Tuesday morning 9am-1pm at the Centre
  • be part of the Wedensday Welcome team chatting or offering a workshop

Interested in volunteering? Get in touch!

How to find us

  • The church is accessed by car by turning into the centre of the larger roundabout at the West Croydon end of Wellesley Road.
  • Driving north along Wellesley Rd bear left and then hug the inside of the roundabout, go past the St James Rd turn off and then turn hard second right into the centre of the roundabout, under the new flats, straight through their car park and then turn right up a ramp and into our small carpark.
  • Ring bell for Hall 2.

Thank you for your support!