Welcoming the Stranger

 

Priority Items – things we are in desperate need of:

    • Emergency blankets and ponchos
    • Blankets and sleeping bags
    • Trainers (sizes 40-43)
    • Mens Underwear (Boxers, only new please – Small and Medium)
    • Socks (sizes 40-43)
    • Waterproof and non-waterproof jackets (small and medium)
    • Unlocked mobile phones with chargers
    • Tarpaulin (ideally 2m x 2.5m)
    • Tents

Everything else:

Men

  • Short- and long-sleeved t-shirts (small and medium)
  • Jogging bottoms and jeans (small and medium – 28 and 30 inch waist)
  • Jumpers and hoodies (small and medium)
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Ponchos

Children’s Items

We are currently oversupplied with children’s clothes and toys, there are other charities,  many closer to home who would really benefit from the donations of these items.

Miscellaneous

  • Tarpaulin
  • Emergency foil blankets
  • French Lyca Sims
  • Unlocked mobile phones with chargers
  • UK to EU adaptors (to use UK chargers in France)
  • Non-English language based board games for Refugee Youth Service (i.e chess, draughts, playing cards, footballs, cricket bats, tennis balls)
  • Small backpacks
  • Hygiene
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Men’s razors
  • Spray deodorant (men’s)
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving foam
  • Packs of tissues
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hair oil
  • Talcum powder

Food (Items in bold are priority items)

Please bring ring pull tops and make sure everything is in date!

Dried Food/Long shelf life

 

  • Golden Syrup
  • Olive Oil
  • Oats
  • Plain Flour
  • Tomato Puree
  • Lemon Juice
  • UHT Milk
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • White sugar
  • Chickpeas (tinned)
  • Kidney beans (tinned)
  • Dried fruit and nuts
Fresh Food/Short shelf life

 

  • Cucumber
  • Bananas
  • Lemons
  • Leeks
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Courgettes
  • Fresh ginger
Herbs and Spices

 

  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Za’atar
  • Cardamom
  • Turmeric
  • Chilli flakes
  • Curry leaves
  • Whole Chillis
  • Star Anise
  • Bay leaves

 

Equipment

  • Washing up liquid
  • Bin bags (strong)
  • Plastic gloves
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Cling Film

Warehouse and Office Needs:

  • Strong eco-friendly/biodegradable bin bags
  • Orange tape
  • Brown parcel tape
  • Permanent markers

https://helprefugees.org.uk/calais/needs-list

 

 


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