We have had a few enquires on where to donate practical aid for refugees . Please find links to different local charities below:
- Food donations, toiletries, and cleaning products for the local refugee food bank. Current item list: rice, pasta, tinned fish, cooking oil, tins of chopped tomatoes, chickpeas, lentils, washing detergent, shower gel, shampoo, hand soap and toothpaste (adult and children). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 328598 to arrange drop-off.
- For clothes, toiletries and similar donations, please contact Care4Calais who will distribute to refugees and asylum seekers in need, both in the Brighton & Hove area and nationally. They also regularly seek volunteers to support them. https://care4calais.org/contact-us/
- For toys and other children’s items, please consider donating to: Pelican Parcels who take pre-loved and new item donations for babies and children up to age of 10, and redistribute them to families facing financial hardship via various existing family services in Brighton & Hove in Sussex. They are having a special drive at the moment to collect moses baskets and baby slings for refugees from Afghanistan: https://www.pelicanparcels.org.uk/