Published 14 Oct 2021



I am sure you are all aware of the devastating situation in Afghanistan over the past couple of months, we have all seen the thousands of Afghan people trying to flee their country to seek haven in safer countries.


We in Southwark welcome and support the Afghan refugees and at Community Southwark we pride ourselves in supporting organisations and people to make a positive impact on their community.

That’s why we have been working with Southwark council and other voluntary organisations in Southwark to ensure the Afghanistan refugees get the support they need. There are currently around 200 individuals and around 50 families staying in bridging hotels in Southwark and in order to provide the best possible support, will require involvement from voluntary and Community organisations like yourselves!


WE NEED YOUR HELP!
 To provide the support they need during this difficult transition phase there are many things YOU can do!

  1. DONATIONS – What we need!

  1. Providing support in house (within your organisation) which can mean the refugees joining your organisational activities at your premises. This could be weekly coffee mornings, arts and crafts for the children, holiday club or exercise classes etc.
  1. You can provide support to the refugees at the hotel where the refugees are staying, providing activities for the children, English classes, women's groups etc. Using your already existing volunteers. (need to DBS checked)
  1. Ask your team and volunteer to donate specific clothes and items

Please see below a list of the specific donated items we need. (Please note, the items need to be usable and clean) We also only need the items listed, so no extra clothes items outside of the list please.

To donate, please drop off, or have delivered to:

FROM Monday 18th (after 2pm) to Friday 22nd 9am - 5pm to

ADDRESS: Colombo Centre, 34-68 Columbo Street, London, SE1 8DP


Donations needed:

 

Item

WOMEN

Size

MEN

Size

Girls

Boys

Niquab

M & L

n/a

n/a

n/a

Hijab

XS, S, M, L & XL

n/a

n/a

n/a

Shalwar Kameez

XS, S, M, L & XL

S, M, L & XL

M

 

Abaya

XS, S, M, L & XL

n/a

n/a

 

Tops/Tshirts

XS, S, M, L & XL

S, M, L, XL & XLL

 

S & M

S

Jumpers

XS, S, M, L & XL

S, M, L, XL & XLL

 

S & M

 

S & M

 

Jackets/Coats

XS, S, M, L & XL

S, M, L, XL & XLL

 

S & M

 

S & M

 

Trousers

 S, M, L & XL

S, M, L

S & M

 

S & M

 

Underwear

XS, S, M, L & XL

More M and L

 

S, M, L, XL & XLL

 

S & M

 

S & M

 

Bra’s

32,34,36,3840 A

32,34,36,3840 B

32,34,36,3840 C

32,34,36,3840 D

n/a

n/a

n/a

Socks

All sizes

All sizes

All sizes

 

All sizes

Trainers

4,5,5.5,6,6.5,7,8,12

6.5,7,7.5,8,9,10 & 11

Ages 5 to 16

Ages 5 to 16

 

Shoes

4,5,5.5,6,6.5,7,8,12

6.5,7,7.5,8,9,10 & 11

 

Ages 5 to 16

 

Ages 5 to 16

 

Sandals

4,5,5.5,6,6.5,7,8,12

6.5,7,7.5,8,9,10 & 11

 

Ages 5 to 16

 

Ages 5 to 16

 

Hat, scarf & gloves

 

Any colours & styles

 

Any colours & styles

 

 

Any colours & styles

 

 

Any colours & styles

 


Get involved!

If this is something that your organisation would like to get involved in, please complete this short form which you can access by clicking here or using this link: https://airtable.com/shrue3niwy3rPqEI6

Please note that we require the following FOR VOLUNTEERS, particularly if you come into the hotels:

  • Completed safeguarding training
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Over 18 year old
  • Must adhere to Covid19 rules and wear a mask at all time
  • DBS checked
  • Understanding and emotional availability is a must
  • Experience in Safeguarding ideal Emotional intelligence and availability is essential
  • Understanding other cultures and religions is essential Flexible ethos

Finally, if you have any questions please contact [email protected]