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Important update about needed items:

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we currently have an excess of all clothing and hygiene items. We never expected to have received so much and we’re extremely grateful for all of your donations. This means that our team in the warehouse now need to get sorting through the items we have, before being able to accept any more!

Until then, we are only taking mens shoes, sleeping bags, tents and blankets. At this time we are taking no clothing donations (mens, womens and childrens.) Please stick to these items when arranging donations for us. Any changes in the future, we’ll let you know straight away on this page.

Lots of love, Team HR x


– Tents and tarpaulins
Mens Shoes (sizes 40-43)
– Sleeping Bags

Blankets (Thin and Thick)

Men’s Underwear (NEW small and medium ONLY)
30L backpacks
Hygiene items (shower gel, condoms, tissues, shampoo and conditioner)
Disposable rain ponchos

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Please note that your donations MUST be sorted – if any items are damaged, soiled or inappropriate for distribution, they will create an enormous amount of waste, which delays vital aid reaching the refugees.

We kindly ask that you sort all items and label them by:

– Gender
– Size (S/M/L)
– Type (e.g. jumpers, coats, trainers)

To efficiently sort your donations, please separate (pack and label) them into the above categories. For instance: men’s M jumpers separate from men’s S jumpers; women’s size 39 boots separate from women’s size 40 trainers; waterproof coats separate from non-waterproof coats.

Thank you in advance! This process saves our incredibly hard-working warehouse volunteers so much time and allows us to get the donations to the refugees considerably more quickly and more efficiently. If you need more guidelines on sorting, or have any other questions, please email our Calais Donations Coordinator and they will be happy to help.

If you would prefer to make a donation, please donate here.

If you wish to send Emergency Supplies by post, please consider Leisure Fayre, where we have secured a generous 20% discount and fast postage with the distributor, who sends them directly to us as soon as possible!

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