A group of volunteers in Kings Heath, Birmingham making and collecting toiletries bags to donate to people seeking refuge across Europe.
About the project
We are a group of volunteers have joined together to raise money to collect, source, pack, send and distribute toiletries and other essential items to refugees arriving in Europe. We have several contacts in Europe ready to receive donations.
Our first pallet of toiletries will be sent to Kos Kindness who are working in Kos to distribute aid to refugees coming in on boats from Turkey and the Salvation Army in Athens who are working across the area but particularly on the Macedonia / Greece border.
Items will be packed in reusable drawstring bags and contain essentials such as soap, toothbrushes, cloths, wrist warmers, foil blankets and sanitary products.
Where possible bags will be made through community sewing events, but not limited to.
Our bags will include a message of friendship, love and hope from Kings Heath, Birmingham.
We hope to collect individual items for the bags through donations from individuals and local businesses, but we there are some items and materials we will need to purchase in bulk. The main cost will be in shipping our completed toiletries bags.
Our initial target is for 150-200 bags but will continue to supply for as long as we can. Any remaining funds will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) http://www.msf.org.uk/support-us
Kings Heath Collects for Refugee Crisis can be found on Facebook here:
Thank you for reading about our project, we hope you can help.
Kings Heath welcomes refugees.
With love, peace and hope.