Together, we are changing lives this Christmas.

Over the last 7 months we’ve helped almost 10,000 people facing challenges including homelessness, domestic abuse, exploitation, addiction and long-term unemployment. All of these challenges have been made more difficult because of the pandemic – and they don’t go away just because it’s Christmas.

The vital work our teams do – providing support, accommodation, food and welfare packs – is only possible because of people like you. Your donations, time and support has meant we’ve been able to keep the people who use our services safe and well during these challenging times.

There are lots of ways to support Changing Lives this Christmas, from taking part in fundraising activities, to donating food and other items our projects urgently need.


  • Donate to Changing Lives

    Make a one off or monthly donation to Changing Lives.


  • Non-perishable Food Hamper

    Put together a food hamper for someone in your community.


  • Reverse Advent Calendar

    Grab a box – any box will do – and pop in an item from the list each day, for as long as you’d like to.





Changing Lives drop-off points:

Gateshead

Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Open hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Bibby House, 37 Hallfarth, Leam Lane, Gateshead NE10 8XJ 0191 4692934

Eslington House,  Bolam Street, Gateshead, NE8 2TZ 0191 4694860

Newcastle

Virginia House, Georges Road, Newcastle, NE4 7NQ 0191 2260046

Abbott House, 1 Quarry Bank Court, Newcastle NE4 6NG 0191 2261647

South Tyneside

Whitehead Street, 126 Whitehead Street, Tyne Dock, South Shields, NE33 5NE 0191 4277900

Athena, Ashfield House, Sunderland

The Old Orphanage, Moor Terrace, Sunderland SR1 2JH

County Durham

The Fells, Great North Road, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3NL 0191 3710541

Auckland House, 2 High Chare, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3PX 0191 3891409

Hedley House, 282 Park Road, South Moor, Stanley, DH9 7ED 0191 4814131

The Old Manse, 2 Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1DG 0191 4920484

Northumberland

Northumberland Temporary Accommodation Service, 86 Regent Street, Blyth Northumberland NE24 1LX 01670 366966

York

Union Terrace, York, YO31 7ES. 01904 630500

Doncaster

Changing Lives, 2-5 Princes Street, Doncaster, DN1 3NJ. Open hours: 9.30am – 3pm (accepts toys and games for children of all ages)

If a project near you isn’t listed and you’d like to make a donation please get in touch with us at fundraising@changing-lives.org.uk or 07548 218139

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Donate today and help our dedicated staff and volunteers around the country continue to support over 14,000 people and their families every year.

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