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Clothing needed by Help Refugees

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Clothing needed by Help Refugees:

MOST NEEDED ITEMS (last updated Feb 2019):

  • Trousers (sizes 28-34)
  • Walking boots (sizes 40-43)
  • Practical warm jackets and waterproofs
  • Thermal leggings & Thermal tops
  • Tents and tarpaulins
  • Sleeping bags and blankets
  • Gloves & Handwarmers
  • Emergency Foil Blankets


  • Belts (men’s)
  • Men’s underwear (boxers, only new please – small and medium) and socks (preferably thin)
  • Hats (preferably Beanies)
  • Gloves and Handwarmers
  • Mobile Phones (only functional please)
  • Men’s joggers and jeans (small and medium)
  • Backpacks (30-40 litres)
  • Small backpacks-(below 40ltrs)/ drawstring bags
  • Roll mats
  • Jumpers and hoodies (small and medium)

*Please note they cannot currently accept the following items:

  • Any Medication
  • Women’s and Children’s clothing
  • Children’s bedding and nappies
  • Button-up Shirts
  • L or XL clothing
  • Duvets
  • Ski suits/salopettes
  • Wellies or office shoes
  • Steel Toecap shoes
  • Business attire
  • Camouflage print items
  • Hand-knitted items
  • Items containing symbols that are satanic, religious, or have references to sex/drugs/alcohol
  • Very bright or fluorescent clothing
  • Blankets smaller than a full-grown man

Check the current list of items needed and local drop off points at

Please make sure that you’re donating good quality items that you’d use yourself!

About Help Refugees

Help Refugees fills the gaps and acts where others won’t. Sometimes that means search & rescue boats. Sometimes it means providing safe, secure long-term housing.

Set up as nothing more than a hashtag in August 2015, a group of friends wanted to raise £1,000 and fill a van full of donations to take down to Calais. Within a week, they had raised £56,000. They were soon receiving 7,000 items every day.

Fast forward three years, and they have helped over 722,500 people, managed over 25,000 volunteers, and support more than 80 projects across Europe and the Middle East. They have established a fieldwork first, network approach to giving aid, establishing local networks and working with local partners to deliver projects.

High-profile musicians, filmmakers and actors joined their ‘Choose Love’ campaign. Help Refugees have pioneered a new movement in humanitarian response – ordinary people helping other ordinary people in need in the most direct of ways.

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