March Donations Drive to Calais

Update posted by Aleksandra Rutkowska Parkes On Mar 12, 2018

The physical donations filled a whole transit van!!!!!! They were collected today and we will be driving them over to Calais on Wednesday. What an absolutely incredible amount of generosity and commitment from everyone, whether you donated physical items or monetary, every little bit will go to where it is most needed! Thank you.

Once the travel costs are covered (crossing and fuel), the money will be used to send the children and women's clothing to Greece and if there is anything left, it will be split between Help Refugees and The World Wide Tribe who are doing amazing work in Paris.

Many thanks to Angus from Herts for Refugees for providing the van and driving over.

Donations included:

  • 550x 500ml water bottles
  • 300kg of dried chickpeas
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Groundsheets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Duvets
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermals
  • Scarfs
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Trousers
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Jumpers
  • Hoodies
  • T-shirts and shirts
  • Toiletries
  • Towels

THANK YOU!

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Update posted by Aleksandra Rutkowska Parkes On Feb 26, 2018

The donations have been pouring in including sleeping bags, blankets, thermals, toiletries and shoes. So many in fact, that the scheduled drive last Saturday was postponed to this week as there wasn't enough room in the vehicle we were going to use! Luckily, we've found a larger alternative that should take the majority of the donations.

We've also sorted through the bags of donations in accordance with Help Refugees most needed list and ended up with huge bags full of clothes suitable to be sent to Greece (women and children's clothing, toys, L and XL men's clothing)!

Thank you again for your donations! In this freezing weather, our support is needed more than ever.

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