How to donate items
Thank you! Money allows us to respond quickly to whatever needs there are and enables us to invest back into the local economy. But your donated items are critical for us to continue serving the refugees with what they need.
What we need
We often have very specific needs so please get in touch. We have had a good response recently this is all we need. Please pack all donations into sealed boxes. Banana boxes are great (from any supermarket) or there are a number of companies that can supply sturdy, second-hand cartons.
Greece has a lot of clothes right now and we can get much of what we need from central warehouses locally.
There are a few things that we always need and which will be in demand this summer:
- Women’s leggings (mostly small, some medium)
- Men’s jeans, shirts, t-shirts and long shorts (mostly small, some medium)
- Training shoes
We have a lot of the large sizes!
Please sort them so that we receive only great quality clothing (ie. no rips, stains or worn out). We will only display and distribute great quality and it’s costly and wasteful to throw away sub-standard clothing.
• Books in Arabic
• Islamic prayer beads
• Musical instruments
Where to send
To an address in the UK: In partnership with Calaid we are shipping a regular container from the UK so items can be sent to:
474 Malton Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4QU
Mark all boxes Refugee Support c/o CalAid
Large loads direct to us in Greece: We operate a warehouse near Ioannina which can receive pallets of items. Delivery will need to be arranged in advance.
Katsikas warehouse, Archiepiskopou Makariou, Pamvotida, 451 21, Ioannina, Greece.
Please give let us know when they will be arriving and give them our contact details.
Refugee Support Europe is a charitable fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, charity number 1099682