Welcome and essentials pack items are always needed for providing the initial gesture of kindness that we wish to extend to all those arriving in Scotland. You can find details below of all of the items that we need regularly and also some of those that we can’t accept.
In order to be able to respond flexibly to the needs of those arriving; to raise awareness of refugee rights in the local community; and to host events that bring old and new Scots together, we rely on your cash donations. We can make your money go a really long way!
How can I make a cash donation?
You can make a cash donation to support our work in one of the following ways:
By bank transfer
Pop into our city-centre HQ between 10.00am - 4.00pm, Monday - Friday. We're at Refuweegee, 249 W George St, Glasgow G2 4QE.
What items do you need right now?
Due to limited storage space, we need to be careful about what items we can accept at this time. Please see what items we currently can and cannot take below:
Items we can take
Items we cannot take
Tech items like mobile phones, laptops, tablets and chargers (even lone ones!)
Board games and jigsaws
Colouring books and pens
Bags for life
View our list
Pots and pans
Duvets and bedding
Impractical shoes like high-heels
Pictures, prints and decorative items
Large, bulky, plastic toys like play kitchens
This list will be updated as our requirements change. If you are unsure about whether we can accept your item(s), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I drop off items?
We deliver over 150 welcome and essentials packs every week - from food and clothing to toiletries and pushchairs. The items we need are ever-changing so please check the live list below before dropping items off to us.
We've put together a list of the standard items that go into our welcome packs in our Welcome Pack Appeal and donations guide. Donations can be made as complete welcome packs or as individual items.
Any of the items on our 'can' list
Monday - Friday
10.00am - 4.00pm
Please note our buzzer system is currently not working. The main door is personed from 9.00am - 12.00pm. After this time, please call the team on 07521762134 for access.
Non-perishable food items and toiletries only
Wednesdays - Saturdays
10.00am - 6.00pm
11.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesdays - Saturdays
10.30am - 5.30pm
12.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 7.00pm
9.00am - 8.00pm
10.00am - 8.00pm
9.00am - 7.00pm
9.00am - 5.00pm
Please remember our golden rule; if you wouldn't give it to someone you do know, don't give it to someone you don't know.