Starter Packs ... turning an empty house into a home

Starter Packs Mission Statement

To help eliminate some of the problems people can face in the initial stages of setting up home after a period of homelessness by providing a Starter Pack of essential household items.

Please browse our site for more information on the work we do and how we help.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the closure of churches and stay at home restrictions we are no longer receiving the regular monthly focus items donations. The demand for packs continues and may be more acute as financial impacts begin to hit across Inverclyde.

As an alternative to focus item donations we have set-up a TEXT Giving Scheme to allow our supporters to donate cash directly from your mobile phone account. Cash donations will then be used by Starter Packs Inverclyde to buy the items normally provided through the focus item donations.

Simply text SPI followed by your donation amount to 70085.

For example

SPI 5 to 70085 to donate £5.00
SPI 10 to 70085 to donate £10.00
SPI 20 to 70085 donate £20.00

After your donation text is received, you will be sent a text request to GIFTAID your donation which generates a further 25p from HMRC for each £1 donated to Starter Packs Inverclyde.

Thank you for your continued support.


  • UPDATE Hi folks,With the situation at present we will be operating on a reduced service.  The depot will be open Monday to Thursday 9 to 1pm. if anything changes we will let you know.To keep everyone safe we will not be taking donations at the moment, however we still need to maintain our service.  We are looking to put a donate button on our Facebook/Website in the coming weeks, if you are able to donate cash instead of goods.  Thank you for your support.  Keep safe. 
    Posted 24 Mar 2020, 02:35 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • Monthly Focus for February The monthly focus for February is Ladies Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Face Cloths.In January we gave out Starter Packs to 30 homes, within these homes were 17 single people, 13 families including 23 children.Items in short supply, we are always looking for good quality second hand double duvet covers and sheets.Thanks to all for your continued support. 
    Posted 7 Feb 2020, 02:10 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • Monthly Focus - February The monthly focus for February is Ladies
    Posted 7 Feb 2020, 02:04 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • Coffee Morning reminder Hi folks,We are holding a fundraising Coffee Morning and Bric a Brac sale at St. Mary's Church Hall, Houston Street, Greenock on Tuesday 26th November from10am to 12 noon.  Tickets cost £2.00 and can be purchased at the door.  Any donations of home-baking and raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.
    Posted 6 Nov 2019, 06:32 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • Appeal - Christmas is coming Hi Folks,In the run up to Christmas we are looking for gifts of selection boxes, chocolates and biscuits as wall as hats, scarves and gloves to add to the packs going out in December.
    Posted 6 Nov 2019, 06:29 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
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