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Refugee Project. Revised September 2020

Refugee project posting window is open now and until Easter.

The address will be Southsea.

URGENT HELP REQUIRED.
We are sure you have probably heard about the fire that has been raging in the Moria refugee camp in Greece. Absolutely devastating. The refugees there now have nothing and there are so many children. Winter will soon be upon them and they are terribly vulnerable. COVID is beginning to make an impact too. It’s relentless. Almost 13,000 people have been displaced from the camp, and thousands are thought to have lost their shelters and all possessions.
We have been asked via the group Portsmouth Cares to team up with Choose Love to help get resources over there. Every little bit will help these folk directly. Initially we were asked about sending blankets, but we’d like to see what we can do to help Phase one as well.
This really is a tight turnaround and we are obviously opening this project for posting NOW rather than wait.

Phase one
They urgently need the following items
Soap,
Toothpaste,
Shampoo
Shower gel
Deodorant
Nappies (all Sizes)

If you wanted to send items, possibly using Amazon etc might be a good way to make this easier. Totally up to you. One small thing will help one person. It really is a human to human connection and the sharing of basic needs.
This will all be shipped out to Greece around the 5th October. If you’d like to help with any of these items, bless your heart. THANK YOU. Please get these to our Southsea address BY OCTOBER 1ST. No later please xxx

 

Phase two
We are collecting refugee project blankets. Any size but obvs the larger the better. Again to Southsea. We are collecting squares too but unlikely these can be made up before this first deadline. There will be others.
They are also collecting tents and sleeping bags. If you have these, we’d love to take them too.
The deadline for refugee project blankets (tents/sleeping bags) to go to Moria Refugee camp in Greece is BY NOVEMBER 1ST. No later please xxx

Unless we hear otherwise, just the things as above.

These colours please for blankets and squares. Any good quality acrylic DK is fine, thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truly everything will help. If you are thinking you’d like to send funds, please do directly to Choose Love
https://donate.helprefugees.org/campaigns/moria-emergency/
Honestly. The hugest thank you. We are so well placed here to help make a difference. These are just families like ours. The difference being luck at birth. Bless you for even reading this far
G&G

You will have read that we have been revisiting our Refugee project following increased challenges to get items to folk who need it most, and this was before Covid came on the scene. Heartbreaking as the need is very much still there.

 

We have decided that the best thing for us to do is concentrate on blankets, so will be not be asking for clothing. Apologies as we know how keen folk are. If this is something you’d like to continue making, have a look at Knit for Peace as occasionally they collect such treasure.

 

What we are collecting now

6 or 12 inch squares ONLY in shades similar to the picture. Or whole blankets but only in these types of colours. If making the whole blanket the most useful for agencies are those single bed sized.

You do not have to use Stylecraft Special DK, any good quality soft acrylic DK is perfect acceptable. but in shades similar to these. No lighter please.

All ends must be sewn in securely, please do ensure that you make your square usable.

Please note we cannot accept second hand or used blankets for this project.

 

Where and when to post…

We are still operating our Posting window for this. It has worked will for us. So the Refugee project window is open between November 1st and Easter, the address will be Southsea.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support. Sad we could not continue as we were doing.