Donations we'd love!

Don't forget notes of Love - with all the donations - see below -we are always looking for notes of love and support to include with our actual donations.  You can see some examples here.

We're currently looking for the following.

UKRAINIAN PEOPLE HERE 

We have welcome hubs in Dumfries and Stranraer, and there is a need for supplies for the people who are placed there temporarily before being set up with proper placements across Scotland.

Welcome packs and general things

General

  • Summer clothing for men, women and children - they often arrive with nothing.
  • Luggage -  anything larger than a laptop bag.
  • Toiletries 

Adult

  • Toothpaste,
  • Toothbrush,
  • Deodorant,
  • Wipes,
  • Tissues
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Note pad and pen

Children

  • Colouring books and pens and stickers 

Extra Toiletries

  • Sanitary products
  • Shaving equipment 
  • Hair bobble

BABY

  • Nappies(various sizes), wipes
  • Baby food pouches – various weaning stages
  • Baby snacks – drinks etc
  • Ready mixed Baby formula (carton)
  • Bowls, spoons, sippy cup?

 

UKRAINIAN PEOPLE IN UKRAINE/POLAND

  • New underwear,
  • Sanitary products,
  • All bedding and towels.  I'm afraid we can't take duvets or pillows but clean duvet covers and pillow cases are welcome
  • Things to keep the children occupied. Not plastic toys!  They have stuffed toys but colouring and painting things, plasticine etc all really helpful
  • Children's swimming. costumes.

 

We will still be really grateful for financial help however.

UK REFUGEES/ASYLUM SEEKERS

Refugees in this country are often housed in "hotels" for long periods, during which they can be moved without notice.  They are in constant need of ways to stay in touch with their families and support networks.

  • Luggage - anything larger than a laptop bag
  • Winter Coats
  • Old smartphones - must be unlocked so that we can make sure that none of your data is left on.  It's even better if you've got a charger.

France

Most of the refugees in France are young men. They are constantly on the move, partly because of oppressive police action which can mean that any items they have are destroyed.

  • Men's clothes - these need to be small or medium sizes in dark colours.  Particularly warm jackets and footwear. They need to be clean and in good condition.
  • Camping equipment - tents, sleeping bags, blankets, rain ponchos, tarpaulins, rucksacks.

Further afield

When possible we send to refugee camps in the Lebanon, Greece (currently closed to humanitarian aid), the Balkans and elsewhere.

 

Where to bring your wonderful donations?

We're at St Andrews Parish Hall, 27 Brooke St, Dumfries DG1 2JL.  We're normally open on Fridays from 10:30 - 4:00 but there's a great space for leaving donations at other times.

As you go into St Andrew's carpark there's a low metal gate on your right.  There are steps going down behind the gate and you'll find a clearly marked space under cover at the bottom of the steps.

 

Thank You!

Wondering what else you can give us - Cash!! - I know it's cheeky but we would always be grateful for the odd coin or two if you can spare them. Alternatively you can donate through the paypal button below..