23 Nov

November Donation Day, Sunday 27th

Our next donation day will be Sunday 27th of November 12-7pm, Studio 24.
24-26 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP

2nd-truckWe are now collecting WINTER clothing.
Click here for full list.

Our truck is packed and ready for its second trip to Greece!
Thanks for all your kind donations lots of jackets, sleeping bags, tents, warm clothes and baby and kids items. Including lots of teddies which makes me so happy as know it’ll bring lots of smiles and they are light;)

To donate directly to our Truck Fundraiser please click here.

Thank you for your continued support!

22 Nov

Volunteer Shout Out Nov 27th

Volunteers are required for our Edinburgh Donation Day on Sunday 27th Nov, and for further packing & sorting on Mon 28th & Tues 29th (possibly Wed, TBC).

1st Shift   11.00 – 14.00
2nd Shift  13.45 – 16.45
3rd Shift   16.30 – 19.30

We’ve had many Sunday signups already, are still in need of some additional volunteers, especially shifts 1 and 3, and there are still plenty of slots for Mon & Tues available currently.

Please sign up via the form below if you are available, indicating your preferred shift. We’ll finalise the rota in the coming days.

It might happen that there is not enough space to accommodate everyone who offers to help, but don’t worry – there will be other opportunities to get involved & your willingness to get involved is sincerely appreciated!





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23 Oct

Donation Day October 30th

Our next donation day will be Sunday 30th of October, 12-7pm, Studio 24.
24-26 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP

We’ll be looking for volunteers to help on the day, and for the following day to sort donations.
Click here to sign up please!

We are now collecting WINTER clothing.

With the Jungle camp in Calais being shutdown early this week if specific items are requested we will do further updates.

Thank you for your continued support!

To donate directly to our Truck Fundraiser please click here.

18 Oct

Volunteer shout out! Sunday October 30th

For the next Donation Day on Sunday October 30th we will need lots of lovely volunteers!
We will also be looking for help after the event, if you’re available Monday, or Tuesday please tell us by using the form below on this webpage.
(We use the webpage form to keep all the info together rather than scattered over several Facebook posts)

We will be running three shifts on the day, please indicate which shifts you can do in the Comment box.
1st Shift   11.00 – 14.00
2nd Shift  13.45 – 16.45
3rd Shift   16.30 – 19.30
And if you’re free Monday or Tuesday
(We will email you on Sunday night with the plans)

Thank you!

5 Oct

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

30 Sep

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

29 Sep

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:

21 Sep

HELP NEEDED for Sunday 2nd in Edinburgh

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: