You may have seen the article in the York Press (Thursday 2nd July) about the arrival of up to 90 Asylum Seekers in York, who are being housed in a hotel – to read it click here.
There’s a great quote from Detective Superintendent Allan Harder, Head of Safeguarding at North Yorkshire Police, who said: “Offering sanctuary and protection to displaced people who have nothing and are facing an uncertain future is indicative of the caring and welcoming nature of York and its people.”
Donations of men’s clothing are urgently needed
The majority of these men have only the clothes they arrived in.
Clothes should be:
- Mens, all sizes up to 36” waist
- Good condition
- Suitable for everyday wear
- Suitable for summer/autumn
- Washed and packed in plastic bags, preferably labelled according to approximate size
We are also wanting donations of jigsaw puzzles (for adults) and board games such as Chess, Backgammon, packs of cards, etc.
Spare phone chargers and headphones are also very welcome.
We have several drop-off points across the city, including Fulford, Clifton and Haxby
Please email [email protected] or text 07545060694 for the location of your nearest drop-off point.
If you would like to make a financial donation towards items such as new underwear/socks, trainers, toiletries and other essentials, you can give here: https://www.justgiving.com/refugeeactionyork – (please reference your donation as SOCKS)