“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us in Greece. If you are interested in coming to stay in Greece and helping to support the residents of the 25 military camps around Thessaloniki and beyond, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need loads of enthusiastic short-term volunteers to help make a warehouse super-team to sort through donations for refugees in Calais, Dunkirk and Paris. Email email@example.com if you would like to be involved.
We are still supplying aid to Dunkirk and plans are underway to support the work of our friends at Utopia 56 who are supplying aid to formal and informal camps in Paris as well as supporting the local homeless community in the capital. More and more refugees are returning to Calais and sleeping rough.
FUNDRAISE FOR US
Our work would be impossible without our incredible fundraisers! Fundraising events are integral to our charity – big, small, weird and wonderful – we love them all!
Download our community fundraising pack for ideas and support. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We work fast to send aid and assistance to refugees across Europe. We constantly reassess where greatest needs are and ensure that your funds go directly to the people who need it most.
To send a cheque, make it payable to Prism the Gift Fund
c/o Prism the Gift Fund
20 Gloucester Place
Direct bank transfer please email us on email@example.com
Help Refugees was set up to provide aid whilst upholding dignity for refugees. We are registered as a charity (under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund) – charity number 1099682.
All the aid and assistance we give to refugees is down to your generous donations.
Click on ‘What We Do’ for more information or read on to see some of the amazing things you’ve helped us achieved so far and how your continued donations can make a difference in the future.
You can still get items delivered direct to the Calais Warehouse from the wonderful LeisureFayre!
DROP OFF POINTS IN UK
To find your closest drop off area for much needed clothes and goods please take a look at Refugee Maps.
You can also drive donations directly to the Calais warehouse, where we are still accepting goods for the residents of Dunkirk, and to send on to wherever is most in need.
Priority Items: things we are in desperate need of
Unlocked mobile phones with chargers
EU to UK power adapters (for use in EU)
S+M Men’s Joggers/Trousers (28” and 30”)
Torches and Lamps
S+M Men’s Waterproof Jackets
S Men’s Hoodies/Warm Jumpers
Trainers/Walking Boots size 40-44
S+M Men’s Underwear
Men’s warm winter accessories – hats, gloves, scarves
Size 6 nappies only
Please note that you MUST register your donation delivery HERE in order to drop off your donations! The address will be sent to you once you register. Please also be aware that no deliveries will be unloaded before 10am or after 5pm, as the team needs to prepare for distributions. If you are volunteering with us, please come from 9am, and your donations will be processed later on in the day.
If possible, please aim to bring donations on a weekday as the weekends are our busiest time. However, we do appreciate that this does not fit into many people’s schedules so please do not let this put you off booking for a Saturday or Sunday!
Food for Calais, Dunkirk, Paris, Greece and Syria
STILL VERY MUCH NEEDED
If you can bring tinned or dried food to the warehouse, please do. Refugee Community Kitchen and Calais Kitchens have now joined forces, and they are providing hot food for the 1,300 residents of Dunkirk, along with a weekly supply of dry food for people to cook themselves.
The courts in Lille have overturned the Calais Mayor’s ban on food distribution. Following the court’s decision, we will be meeting with our partners on the ground to discuss future strategy and consult with the refugees themselves to find a safe location for distribution of meals.
Update from Greece
We have been buying fresh fruit and veg, and dry foods, from local Greek sellers in Thessaloniki, to bag up and distribute to residents of the camps around the city. This model, like that of Calais Kitchens, allows people to cook for themselves AND supports the Greek economy, helping to build relationships between actors.