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York City of Sanctuary is continuing to send donations to all our 4 centres at Bradford, Middlesborough, Wakefield and Hull as part of our “ Compass Project. We are also trying to ensure that our own Syrian families and others have all they need. I have been coordinating those donations for the past year.

Refugees need clothing and household items not just when they arrive , but also if they are given “ right to stay” and need to set up homes of their own. Many of you have been incredibly generous, particularly around Christmas, but we still need donations on a regular basis.

We have a “request” list below and would be very grateful if you can ask friends, neighbours and associates to contribute anything on the list.

Request list of needed items :

  • Clothing
  • New underwear and socks for men .
  • Young men’s clothing- jeans, sweat shirts, shirts, t- shirts
  • Clothing for all ages- women, men, children and babies.Children’s shoes, school uniforms, backpacks
  • Household equipment
  • Cots and toddler beds + bedding
  • Small chest of drawers
  • Frying pans – large
  • Saucepans- large
  • Bedding and pillows, thick blankets, duvets and covers
  • Hoovers
  • Microwaves
  • Ovens
  • Chopping boards
  • All kitchen tools – can openers ,colanders, spatulas etc.
  • Oven dishes and casseroles
  • Rice/ slow cookers
  • Rugs
  • Ironing boards
  • Lawn mower
  • TVs
  • General
  • Bicycles for all ages
  • Walking sticks
  • Toiletries – shampoo , shower gel

If you would like to make a donation please contact our Donations Co-ordinator Tricia Miller for more information.