Fundraiser!

We need to raise £25,000 to pay for and keep the Re-Act Truck on the roads.

Please donate here:
https://chuffed.org/project/re-act-truck-fund

Since September 2015, the volunteers at Re-Act (Refugee Action Scotland) have been collecting and delivering emergency aid items to refugee crisis areas in Europe and beyond. Over 600 tonnes of aid has been sent to Calais, Syria, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe in convoys and shipping containers. Full inventories of everything we have sent are available here.

However…

Shipping containers are not an efficient or sustainable means of delivering regular aid. They are expensive (up to £5,000 per shipment) and can take 4-6 weeks to arrive at their destination.

To solve this problem…

…we’re getting our very own TRUCK!

This means we can bypass expensive delivery firms and respond to aid shortages in a much quicker, cheaper and more efficient way.

We could reach crisis areas in as little as 3-4 days and with more regularity and flexibility also.

We need your help to make this possible!

With your generosity, we hope to raise £25,000 in total to cover the cost of the truck (£18,954) plus tax, insurance and other running costs.

Any leftover money from our total will go towards the fuel costs of our trips.

For example, at today’s prices:

£10 = trip from Edinburgh -> English/Scottish Border;

£100 = trip from Edinburgh -> Calais;

£350 = trip from Edinburgh -> Thessaloniki camp, northern Greece.

Every donation, no matter the amount, is appreciated in helping us to achieve this target.

Thank you!

Please donate here:
https://chuffed.org/project/re-act-truck-fund

Humble Jumble Oct 8th @ Drill Hall

After a super packed Summer we are delighted to bring the Humble Jumble Sales back to you at the wonderful Drill Hall! Another day of rummaging fun with a conscience, a chance to bag bargains knowing your cash is helping save lives. There will be the Kids Space again, a fun play area with arts and crafts for wee ones to enjoy 🙂 We’re excited to have the Welcoming Association work in partnership with us on this event, with a stall for clothing repairs and one for the Befriending Project. You can learn all about these at the stalls! The jumble sale is also a free shop for vulnerable people in Edinburgh, who are invited to help themselves to whatever they need. All proceeds go to helping people affected by war and displacement.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this event. Hope to see you all there for another fantastic day! ♥

£1 on the door- this is split between ourselves and the Drill Hall, so either way, a good cause!

Re-Act is a 100% not-for-profit aid organisation set up in response to the worldwide refugee crisis. It is entirely ran by volunteers and focuses on providing vital aid and support to refugees in Europe, those stuck in war zones and those settling in Scotland.

The Welcoming Association is an independent charity providing community-based opportunities to refugees and migrants settling in Edinburgh. Their focus is to promote equality, diversity, unity and sustainability through various empowering projects.

Join our Facebook Event here.

The Welcoming Association website:
http://www.thewelcoming.org/

Follow the Welcoming Association Facebook here

INVENTORY: Samos

Most of the consignment donated from Glasgow- thank you to Fiona, Katrina and family and friends and members of St Josephs and Christ the King parishes.

Type No of BOXES BAGS
Baby /Children    
Baby Girl (0-1yr) 4  
Girls (1-3 yrs) 6  
Girls tops (4-9 yrs)    
Girls Dresses (4-9 yrs) 1  
Girls Bottom (4-9 yrs) 3  
Girls top 4-9/swimwear 2  
Girls Tops (9-13 yrs) 2  
Girls Bottoms (9-13 yrs) 1  
Girls Clothes 10+ 2  
Girls underwear 1  
Girls coats 1  
Childrens shoes mixed 18  
Kids underwear mix 1  
Kids socks mix 1  
Baby Boy (0-1yr) 1  
Boys (1-3 yrs) 12  
Boys Tops/jumpers (4-9) 11  
Boys Bottoms (4-9 yrs) 5  
Boys Jackets (4-9 yrs) 1  
Boys Tops (9-13 yrs) 4  
Boys underwear 1  
Boys Jackets 1  
Kids hats 1  
New Born 1  
Baby Bib 1  
Children’s Pj’s 1  
Baby Blankets 1  
     
Ladies    
Ladies Dresses/skirts 9  
Ladies Trousers 8  
Ladies Cardigans/ Jumpers 6  
Ladies Tops 13  
Ladies Jackets/coats 3  
Ladies Tunic & Trousers 1  
Ladies underwear 4  
Ladies Shoes/Boots/Sandals 7 1
Hijabs 2  
Head scarves 4  
     
Men’s    
Mens Trousers/Shorts (S/M) 10  
Mens trousers (m/l) 1  
Mens Trousers/Shorts (L/XL) 2  
Mens Shorts Mixed 2  
Mens T-shirts (S/M) 6  
Mens T-shirts (L/XL) 5 2
Mens Tops (L/XL) 6  
Mens tops/shirts mix 1  
Mens Shirts (S/M) 8  
Mens Shirts (L/XL) 4  
Mens tops (s/m) 1  
Mens Jackets/Coats (S/M) 3  

 

Mens Jacket/Coats (L) 3  
Mens Jumpers (S/M) 11  
Mens Jumpers (L/XL) 3 1
Mens Socks and Underwear 6 1
Mens shoes (41/42/43) 1  
Mens shoes (44+) 2  
Mens Shoes mixed 5  
     
Accesorise    
Sun hats/bags/belts 1  
Bags 1  
 

Toiletries

   
     
Towels 20  
Face cloths 3  
Soap Bars 11  
Nappies 7  
Hand sanitizer 3  
Talcum powder 1  
Baby cream 2  
Baby Wipes 22  
Razors 1  
Toothpaste 2  
Ladies sanitary products 2  
Shampoo/conditioner 2  
Baby Shampoo 2  
Hand wipes 1  
Tissues 3  
Body lotions 2  
Shower gel 1  
Baby oil 1  
Sun cream 2  
Hair Brushes/combs 2  
     
Educational Items    
Arabic Learning books 6 (270 books)  
School notebooks 2  
English learning books 7  
Numeracy books/equipment 1  
English reading books 7  
     
     
Toys    
Preschool toys 1  
Soft toys 3  
General toys (inc 10 footballs/70 tennis balls) 5  
Childrens activity sets 2 (15 sets in total)  
Games 5+ 1  
     
Baby Items    
Strollers 19  
Travel Cot 1  
Baby Gym 2  
Baby bouncer chair 1 1
Baby bath 1  
High chair 1  
Moses basket 4  
Kids made up packs   1
     
Ground sheets   1
Roll mats   6
Buckets and pails   1
Wheelchairs 5  
Crutches   5
First aid 9  
     
     
Total 382 20

 

INVENTORY: Lebanon

 

 

ITEMS SACKS SINGLE ITEMS BOXES/PLASTIC TUBS
BABIES      
CLOTHES 55    
WIPES 5   2
NAPPIES 19   8
SLINGS/CARRIERS 1    
PRAMS/BUGGIES      
CAR SEATS      
MOSES BASKETS      
BATHS      
BLANKETS 14    
EQUIPMENT – PLATES , CUPS     1
TROUSERS 8    
SHIRTS/TEE SHIRTS/TOPS 7    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 1    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS 11    
UNDERWEAR 3    
HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES 2    
NIGHTWEAR 2    
DRESSES/SKIRTS 4    
SOCKS      
SHORTS 2    
SHOES, BOOTS, WELLIES 1    
CHILDREN OVER 5 YEARS      
TROUSERS 12    
SHIRTS/TEE SHIRTS/TOPS 18    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 16    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS 10    
UNDERWEAR 1    
HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES 4    
NIGHTWEAR 9    
DRESSES/SKIRTS 3    
MADE UP PACKS      
SOCKS 1    
SHORTS 1    
SHOES/BOOTS/WELLIES 20    
WATERPROOFS      
WOMEN      
TROUSERS 41    
SHIRTS /TEE SHIRTS/TOPS 45    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 38    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS/COATS 38    
UNDERWEAR 6    
HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES 10    
NIGHTWEAR 9    
DRESSES/SKIRTS 19    
SHOES, BOOTS, WELLIES 24    
SOCKS 3    
MATERNITY WEAR 3    
HIJABS 1    
BAGS, PURSES, SOAP BAGS      
WOMANS MADE UP PACKS 1    
MENS      
TROUSERS 28 INCH      
TROUSERS 30 INCH 1    
TROUSERS 32 INCH 10    
TROUSERS 34 INCH 1    
TROUSERS 36 INCH + 3    
BELTS 1    
SHIRTS/TEE SHIRTS 20    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 47    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS/COATS 33    
UNDERWEAR 3    
SOCKS 1    
HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES 2    
NIGHTWEAR 2    
SHOES, BOOTS, WELLIES 16    
SHORTS 1    
CAMPING      
TENTS 1    
SLEEPING MATS 2    
SLEEPING BAGS 2    
MIXED ITEMS – dishes, cutlery, pots, torches, batteries, lighters, stoves…      
BEDDING 12    
RUCKSACKS      
SHEETS      
TOWELS 4    
DUVETS 11    
BLANKETS 22   3
PILLOWS 4    
ADULT ACTIVITIES – cards, footballs, chess, backgammon, cricket, musical instruments…      
TOILETRY PACKS in ziplock bags      
WOMENS     19
MEN     6
TOILETRIES      
BABIES cream, shampoo, babybath…     3
SHAMPOO/SHOWER GEL     2
SUN SCREEN      
SOAP     4
TOOTHPASTE     1
FOOD – all with a long life – tinned or sealed in plastic bags, NO PORK      
RICE      
PASTA      
LENTILS      
FISH      
FRUIT      
SALT AND PEPPER      
HERBS AND SPICES      
FIRST AID – NO Medication apart from Paracetimol and Ibuprofen – to be packed and labelled separately.     1
CRUTCHES/ZIMMERS 3 1  
WHEELCHAIRS      
MIXED bandages, dressings, elastoplasts, painkillers, creams, antiseptic hand gel, handwarmer packs…      
SEWING MACHINES      
JEWELRY      
SCHOOL      
VEGWARE BOXES      
       
TOYS      
SOFT TOYS 12    
BOOKS      
GAMES AND PUZZLES     3
BABY TOYS 1    
BIKES/SCOOTERS/ROCKERS…      
BOOKS     1
TOTALS SACKS SINGLE ITEMS BOXES / PLASTIC TUBS
       
  684 1 54

HELP NEEDED OCTOBER 3RD!

We’re looking for volunteers for the DAY AFTER the monthly Donation Day at Studio 24.
(We now have enough volunteers for the Donation Day itself)

Monday the 3rd of October, noon till 5pm

Please fill in the form below:

Inventory of donations, Edinburgh Sept 4th

Re-Act would like to thank everyone for their amazing donations, and our volunteers for all their hardwork hand sorting the items.

ITEMS BOXES/BAGS SINGLE ITEMS BOXES/PLASTIC TUBS
BABIES      
WIPES 2    
NAPPIES 3    
SLINGS/CARRIERS 2    
PRAMS/BUGGIES 15    
CAR SEATS   5  
MOSES BASKETS      
BATHS      
CLOTHES 6    
BLANKETS 7    
TOILETERIES MADE UP PACKS 2    
MADE UP PACKS OF CLOTHES ETC 13    
BABY HATS      
HIGH CHAIRS   1  
BABY BOTTLES     1
CHILDREN UNDER 5      
TROUSERS 6    
SHIRTS /TEE SHIRTS/TOPS 5    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 4    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS 4    
UNDERWEAR 1    
HATS. SCARVES,GLOVES 2    
NIGHTWEAR 2    
DRESSES/SKIRTS 1    
MADE UP PACKS      
SOCKS      
SHORTS      
SHOES/BOOTS.WELLIES 1    
       
       
CHILDREN OVER 5 YEARS      
TROUSERS 4    
SHIRTS /TEE SHIRTS/TOPS 10    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 6    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS 9    
UNDERWEAR 1    
HATS. SCARVES,GLOVES 2    
NIGHTWEAR 4    
DRESSES/SKIRTS 3    
MADE UP PACKS      
SOCKS 1    
SHORTS      
SHOES/BOOTS/WELLIES 4    
KIDS WATERPROOFS      
MADE UP PACKS      
3 KIDS 12/16 3    
       
WOMEN      
TROUSERS 11    
SHIRTS /TEE SHIRTS/TOPS 12    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 15    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS 13    
UNDERWEAR 1    
HATS. SCARVES,GLOVES 4    
NIGHTWEAR 5    
DRESSES/SKIRTS 5    
SHOES ,BOOTS,WELLIES 9    
SOCKS 1    
SHORTS      
MATERNITY WEAR 1    
HIJABS      
SANITARY TOWELS      
MADE UP PACKS      
SMART WARE 4    
       
MENS      
TROUSERS 28 INCH      
TROUSERS 30 INCH      
TROUSERS 32 INCH 3    
TROUSERS 34 INCH 1    
TROUSERS 36 INCH + 3    
BELTS 1    
SHIRTS /TEE SHIRTS 9    
JUMPERS/FLEECES 10    
JACKETS/WATERPROOFS 10    
UNDERWEAR 3    
SOCKS      
HATS. SCARVES,GLOVES 1    
NIGHTWARE 1    
SHOES ,BOOTS,WELLIES 7    
SHORTS 1    
MADE UP PACKS      
       
TENTS   52 + 1 large  
GROUND SHEETS 1    
BEDDING ROLLS 8    
MIXED CAMPING BAGS 6    
BEDDING 1    
RUCKSACKS 4    
SHEETS 4    
TOWELS 4    
DUVETS 8    
SLEEPING BAGS 7    
BLANKETS 11    
PILLOWS 5    
TOILETERIES- ESSENTIAL ITEMS, ADD ITEMS IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL DONATIONS HANDED IN.  FLANNELS, COMBS AND BRUSHES ETC.

BASIC WOMENS

TOOTHPASTE AND BRUSHES

SOAP

DEODERANT

SANITARY WEAR

BASIC MENS

AS ABOVE WITH RAZORS AND FOAM ETC IF IT IS AVAILABLE

BASIC CHILDRENS

AS ABOVE

PLEASE MAKE THEM UP IN ZIPLOCK BAGS

     
WOMENS     12
MEN      
CHILDREN     4
BABIES     1
       
ADDITIONAL ITEMS CAN BE BOXED IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF THEM      
SHAMPOO/SHOWER GEL     5
TOOTHPASTE      
TOOTHBRUSHES      
RAZORS      
DEODERANT (NON AEROSOL)      
SUN SCREEN      
       
FOOD – ALL WITH A LONG LIFE TINNED OR IN SEALED PLASTIC BAGS.  NO PORK      
RICE     3
PASTA     4
LENTILS      
FISH      
FRUIT      
SALT      
HERBS AND SPICES      
BABY FOOD AND MILK     1
       
FIRST AID- NO MEDICATION APART FROM THOSE LISTED.  TO BE PACKED IN SEPARATE BOXES     5
CRUTCHES   2  
WHEELCHAIRS      
PARACETAMOL      
IBUPROFEN      
BANDAGES      
PLASTERS      
BOXES MADE UP FOR FAMILIES HERE      
SEWING MACHINES      
JEWELLERY     1
TOYS/SOFT TOYS 16    
KIDS BOOKS     5
       
CASH FOR CLOTHES 1    
JUMBLE/SHOP 12    
BAGS FOR LIFE 4    
LAUNDRY 3    
RAGS 1    
       
IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL ITEMS DONATED PLEASE LIST HERE I.E. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS SAUCEPANS, CUTLERY ETC      
SCHOOL CLOTHES GREECE 3    
CALAIS SCHOOL     12
SCHOOL UNIFORM SCOT 2    
CAMPING CHAIR   1  
CRICKET KIT   1  
CAMPING TABLE   1  
CAMPING BEDS   1  
BIKES ADULT   4  
HIGH CHAIRS   3  
POTTYS   6  
BOUNCY CHAIRS   2  
SEWING MACHINES   2  
       
       
TOTALS BAGS SINGLE ITEMS BOXES PLASTIC TUBS
       
  355 82 54

Solidarity With Refugees, – Edinburgh

To coincide with the London “Solidarity with Refugees” event, Amnesty Scotland, Re:Act – Refugee Action Scotland, Refugee Survival Trust, East Lothian Welcomes Refugees, Syrian Scottish Community and other Scottish organisations will stand in solidarity with the UK’s leading refugee and human rights charities and faith leaders by hosting our own Scottish event on Saturday 17th September outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh.

This September, world leaders will meet to discuss the current refugee crisis at a crucial global summit and it is vitally important that we add our voices to this in a show of support and say that we unequivocally Welcome Refugees. This is the biggest opportunity of 2016 to show our Government and the world that Britain is ready to welcome more refugees and it is your chance to stand up and show that we as fellow humans stand in solidarity with those fleeing war, poverty and persecution.

We will have speakers from refugee support groups, members of the refugee community, political figures and others who will stand up and share their voice in asking the people of the UK and our government to show solidarity with refugees. The UK can and should do more to help and we ask you to join us and add your voice when we say #RefugeesWelcome.

Join us outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood on Saturday 17 Sept 2016 between 2pm and 5pm to show your support !