LJS Drop-in for Asylum Seeker Families

Category: Collectathon

Since 2014, the Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s Drop-in for Asylum Seeker Families has welcomed families who are applying for asylum in the UK.

Many of their guests have risked their lives to escape torture, war and persecution. Unfortunately, once in the UK, their fight is not over as they navigate a notoriously complex, and often lengthy asylum process, whilst finding themselves on the margins of society, with the constant threat of detention and deportation hanging over them.

By Summer 2017, the LJS had welcomed over 400 adults and 500 children seeking asylum from over 30 countries. 

The Project

 We would like to ask other communities/groups to collect the following for The LJS Drop-in for Asylum Seeker Families:

Toiletries: toothbrushes (adults and kids), toothpaste, bars of soap and nappy wipes

Clothing: new underwear and socks (adults and kids)

Children: pencil cases filled with kids’ school stationery 

 We would be grateful if items could be delivered pre-sorted on the Sunday of Mitzvah Day, or the following Monday morning, to the LJS in St Johns Wood.