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Winter is coming!

 

WCWD is arranging a number of clothes drives across the UK in October and November to collect items for the charity Choose Love (Help Refugees). We will be collecting warm clothes, shoes and supplies which will be delivered to 1500 men, women and children living in refugee camps in Calais.

 

Conditions in the camps in Calais are dangerous and difficult, especially with the added threat of COVID-19. Many of the people living there are fleeing war, terror and persecution in their countries. So we are doing what we can to help!

This page gives you everything you need to run your own clothes drive and support people in Calais. Thank you for your kind support!

 

Learn More

It's important to know a bit about who we're helping.

Run Your Own

Want to get involved? Find out how you can run your own clothes drive!

Useful Resources

We've collated lots of useful resources to support this campaign!

Donate

If you want to help but aren't able to take part in a clothes drive, why not donate to support their work?

More About Refugees

 

Check out the below resources to learn more about Refugees

Keep an eye out for our Voices of Change blog post with Conversations from Calais

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Read our blog post with Areej Osman, placement coordinator for Refugees at Home, discussing how their important work matching refugees and asylum seekers with hosts and how they've been impacted by COVID-19.

Choose Love: What's happening in Calais is unacceptable. Find out why

Independent: ‘An extremely hostile environment’: Refugee children in Calais face unprecedented risk of abuse

The Guardian: 'If I die, that is OK': the Calais refugees with nowhere to turn

Independent: They’re branded economic migrants – now young men trying to cross Channel tell us why they really want to reach UK

The Guardian: From diplomat to dinghy: why people are risking the Channel in small boats

Independent: ‘Of course we are scared but we have no choice’: Why family of refugees is risking everything to cross Channel

 

Run Your Own Drive

Running your own drive might sound daunting but don't worry! We're here to help you however you need so check out the resources on this page and if you want some more support, contact us.

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Resources

 

Resources for Running Your Own Clothes Drive

Find Donation Points Near You

Download the info pack

Find out what can be donated here and here

Resources for Marketing

Check out this Poster Template

Why not use these posters from Conversations with Calais?

Other Resources to Learn and Help

Donate here

Find out more about Choose Love in Calais

Still Got Questions?

Have a look at our FAQ document and feel free to contact us with any queries you have!

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