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It's the time for giving and we've put together a simple guide for how you can help us to make sure the recently arrived community get to be part of the festivities too!


Christmas 2023

We have three simple ways you can get involved:

Donate toys for recently arrived children

Donate toys for recently arrived children


Donate money to our Travel Fund

Tote Bag

Build and donate a winter themed Welcome Pack

Whilst we have some standard items that we always include in our welcome packs, we love when you get creative! Please remember that we do not expect you to make the entire pack (although you are welcome to!) 


Below are some suggested items to help make our winter packs that little bit cosier.

  • Slippers/cosy socks

  • Pyjamas and/or dressing gown

  • Towels

  • Hot water bottle

  • Thermos flask

Find a complete list of the items that go into our Welcome Packs here.


Donate toys and gifts for recently
arrived children and teenagers

Whether good condition second hand toys or new, wrapped and labelled gifts, we are continuously in need of entertainment items to pass on.

Many children arrive in Glasgow having left behind their bedrooms and playrooms. We want to make sure as many children as possible have toys to play with, crafts to make a mess with and board games to fight over.

Wherever possible, we want to avoid adding vast amounts of unnecessary plastic to our communities. We love passing on clean, working and intact toys and games. Please give considerately this Christmas (and don't forget the teenagers!)


Donate money to our 2022 Travel Fund

At the moment in Scotland (and the rest of the UK) the travel budget for people in the asylum system is £4.70 a week. This isn't enough to buy an all-day ticket in Glasgow.

Over the festive period, we want to give individuals and families the ability to explore the city safely and warmly; we want recently arrived children to see the Christmas lights and we want everyone to be able to get to appointments without long walks in the rain or snow.

In 2023 we want to be able to provide people with flexible travel options so that they don't have to try to schedule everything on one day. We want people to be able to explore, to visit friends and family and to free up a tiny bit extra of their small budget (currently £40.85 a week).

School Bus


Text TRAVEL followed by your donation amount to 70480 to give that amount. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.

View other ways you can donate here.

Thanks for making a difference with us! 

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