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Ways you can help refugees in need

by Iain Roberts on 8 September, 2015

Many local people have asked for information on how they can help refugees.

The nearest drop-off point for Syria Relief is East Manchester:

Items can be dropped off to our storage unit in East Manchester. Please call first to ensure a member of staff will be present before you make your visit. The address is: Unit A4, New Smithfield Market,  Whitworth Street East, Manchester M11 2WJ.

We can often accept items at our offices in the British Muslim Heritage Centre, Whalley Range, M16 8BP.  Please call us to check for suitable dates and times.

There are a number of other locations around the UK where donations can be dropped off. Get in touch with us to find your nearest collection point.

It is not our policy to sell donated items, either in the UK or abroad. Donated items are sent to our Syrian distribution warehouses and delivered appropriately from there.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions related to donations (or any other matter). We are always happy to help.

Our main office telephone number is: 0161 860 0163

 

The rough suggestion list is:
Food Items
Canned Food: Fish, Beans, Sweet corn, Fruit
Dates
Peanut Butter, Margarine
Water
Hygiene Kits
Shampoo
Soap
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Towels
Sanitary Pads
Bedding
Sleeping
Bags
Blankets
Tents
Sleeping Mats
First Aid Kits
Medicines: Pain Killer
Plasters
Sanitisers
Mosquito protection cream

(In case anyone asks “what about helping people closer to home?”, yes you can help them too. There are lots of charities around and we don’t have to pick one and ignore the rest).

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