DUNDEE STARTER PACKS SCIO is a voluntary charity, initiated by Scottish Churches Housing Action in 2000, responding positively to the problems faced by resettling homeless individuals, families and those in need, in Dundee and surrounding areas. People are referred to us for a number of different reasons but they all have one thing in common, financial hardship and have no means to provide themselves with basic household items.

Little more about us

The Churches of all denominations collaborate with Dundee Starter Packs by collecting good quality unwanted household goods, bed linen, curtains and small domestic appliances from their congregations. We aim to help individuals and families on low incomes who have been given the tenancy but are unable to provide themselves with basic household items.  Donations can also be handed directly into our premises in Forest Park Road Dundee. If you have any questions please contact us directly as indicated.

Dundee Starter Packs SCIO(SC030710)

We are a voluntary charity that makes a direct response to homelessness and poverty in Dundee and surrounding areas, by assisting individuals and families who are unable to provide themselves with basic household goods and bedding. We will supply everyone who needs it with a starter pack of essential household items, bed linen and curtains. Homelessness doesn’t go away during a Pandemic such as Covid 19 and from April 2020 until April 2021 our Volunteers through their devotion and hard work have managed to provide 439 packs to Dundee and 35 packs to the county of Angus.  These packs accounted for 499 adults and 258 children.  We, as a charity, continue to appreciate the help and support we receive from various supporters and will continue to carry out this important contribution to our society at large.

New Packing Room

Supporting Local People

We hope our help will enable people to make a house a home, sustain their tenancies and rebuild their lives. Some of the referrals are for young people leaving the care system having been given their first tenancy, some are from families that have separated or have had to leave quickly and have few belongings. Below, three more packs on their way.