Get the latest needs list in full so you know what to bring to Calais.

Please note: Covid-19 restrictions mean that we can’t reliably transport donations to France right now, but you can still help by collecting the desperately-needed items listed below. When restrictions are lifted, we’ll help you get your items to where they’re needed most. Social distancing also means that many collection points are currently suspended, so please be sure to contact your nearest group to check first.


Our amazing partner Collective Aid is currently the main distributor of essential and emergency material aid, including tents, sleeping bags and clothing items, for single men in northern France. If you are planning to bring donations to Calais, please consult their needs list here and email in advance.


If you wish to donate any women and children’s items, please refer to the needs list of our partner Refugee Women’s Centre. If you are planning to bring women and children’s donations to Calais, please email

The below list of most-needed items for both Collective Aid and Refugee Women’s Centre is updated monthly. Please consult this and the individual needs list before gathering donations.


  • Tents (2,3,4,5,6 person)
  • Sleeping bags Blankets (thick)
  • Trainers and walking boots (sizes 8-9.5) (mens)
  • New boxer shorts
  • Skinny jeans and joggers (sizes 28-38) (mens)
  • Waterproof jackets (mens)
  • Women’s leggings
  • New women’s undaerwear
  • Mobile phones (including brick phones)


If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please donate here. You can also help by buying a tent or sleeping bag on the Choose Love store. This is a way to immediately help people we serve.

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