Brussels distribution depletes last of winter stock
This week we were thrilled to distribute 230 warm winter coats to people who have been sleeping rough in the cold and wet streets of Brussels. Temperatures are dropping fast and people there have nowhere to turn, so a thick winter coat can be the difference between a decent rest and a painful sleepless night.
Our amazing volunteers braved five hours there and back just because they knew how badly refugees in Brussels needed warmth. It was a long distribution, but people were happy to wait in line for a coat and their smiles made the journey totally worth it.
But now we have a problem. Our winter stock is nearly depleted – and there are still hundreds of people in Calais and Dunkirk who desperately need our help. With more bad weather on the horizon and temperatures falling below 10 degrees, we are quickly reaching a state of emergency.
We are in desperate need of donations of coats, jumpers and other winter items like scarves and gloves to keep hundreds of vulnerable refugees warm throughout the coming months. Many people are still walking around in thin tops and flip flops, and often their clothes are permanently damp because of the nonstop heavy rain. Nobody deserves to live like this.
To donate winter clothes, find your nearest drop-off point at care4calais.org/thedropoffmap
You can also buy a winter coat for someone in need for £20. To help us, contribute at care4calais.org/donate