Postcards for Refugees

by Ieva Berzina in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd January 2019 we successfully raised £284 with 16 supporters in 28 days

Postcards in aid of Help Refugees, an organisation doing the most to provide local support for refugees in Northern France and Greece.

by Ieva Berzina in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

By passing our initial humble target, we now get to expand our support and help make more of a difference with our donations. Doubling the amount raised would make an even more significant contribution to the efforts on the ground. 

After witnessing first-hand the work that Help Refugees does on the ground, and knowing the increasing challenges the charity faces on a daily basis, I decided to create this little project to provide them with a bit of aid.

Why Postcards?


A postcard is very versatile object. You can send it to loved ones, pass on to your neighbours or colleagues or write a sweet message and pop it in a random postbox. Any way you want to use it, the result will definitely brighten up someone’s day.

As an artist and illustrator, this was the way I felt I could help while giving something in return for the donations. I chose bunnies because I wanted something that everybody can agree on. Who doesn’t love bunnies? The Wintry theme comes with the festive season and doubles as a reminder of the purpose of these cards: to help some of those who will feel the harsh effects of the cold. 

Why Help Refugees?


I chose this organisation as I have been following them for a few years and have shortly volunteered in the warehouse they are running in Calais so I’ve seen the vital work they do with my own eyes. 

They work 7 days a week to support the many refugees, including minors, that are still stranded in France, even after the closure of The Jungle camp, living in makeshift camps and sleeping in tents that are being torn down on the regular by local police, and helping those sleeping rough in dangerous conditions. They are also working in Greece, Croatia, Italy, Serbia and Lebanon. 

94% percent of the donations to Help Refugees go straight to the front-line.

You can learn more about their workhere.

Rewards & Donations:


All printing costs come out of my own pocket and I do not wish to reimburse those. My aim is to ensure that the profits from every single postcard (excluding the Crowdfunder & shipping fees) will go towards Help Refugees as a donation.

All of the postcards have been illustrated by me, printed on double sided A6 300gsm matte recycled paper, with space for you to insert a personal message on the back. 


  • Choose Love = £2+ donation to Help Refugees
  • 1 Postcard = £5 donation, choose from 1 of the postcards
  • 3 Postcards = £12 donation, gets you all 3 postcards
  • Helping Hand = £20 donation, gets you the 3 postcards + a personalised thank you note with a quick drawing.


BLUE - Free Bunnies,   BEIGE - Hungry Bunny,   RED - Warm Bunny


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£12 or more

3 Postcards

£12 donation to Help Refugees that will get you all three postcards.

£2 or more

Choose Love

A symbolic and much appreciated gesture. Thank you!

£5 or more

1 of 50 claimed

1 Postcard

£5 donation to Help Refugees that allows you to choose one of our postcards.

£20 or more

3 of 25 claimed

Helping Hand

£20 donation to Help Refugees that includes 3 postcards + a little personalised thank you note with a quick drawing

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