Why donate to us?
Your donation gives a refugee family something extra – a little of their dignity back
Refugees, including children, arrive in camps or makeshift shelters with very little and stripped of all dignity. Your donation will provide them with fresh and enjoyable food to supplement the meagre rations they have to live on; much needed clothing and important activities to help them now and in their futures.
You’ll also be giving them a little of their dignity back. That’s because at Refugee Support how we do things is just as important as what we do.
So instead of distributing food and clothing as handouts, we set up and run environments and systems that are fair and equitable. For example our token and points system allows the refugees to come into our free shops to choose from what’s available and to spend their points on what they want, when they want. By making it more like a normal shopping experience we try to make life as normal as possible.
Dignity is at the heart of everything we do.
Your donation goes where it’s most needed
By being a small independent organisation, at Refugee Support we are fast on our feet and can react to what’s needed very quickly, whether it’s a food, health or other welfare issue. So your donation won’t be left sitting in a big institutional bank account for ages, it will be helping on the ground almost immediately.
Your donation helps the host community too
A donation to Refugee Support also helps support the local host community. Most refugees end up in the world’s poorest countries who then have to shoulder most of the cost and burden of looking after many tens of thousands of refugees. Your donation will enable us to buy what the refugees need locally, which in turn supports the local economy. This also helps build a bridge of goodwill between the refugees and the local people which is very important.
This video will give you an idea of what we achieved in our first year to April 2017
Refugee Support Europe is a registered charity (number 1174070).