Separated Child – Collectathon for unaccompanied young refugees

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Imagine having to flee your homeland because of war, terror or persecution. Imagine being a child or a young person. Imagine not having your parents with you because they were killed before you left or were unable to leave. Imagine arriving in a strange country, seeking asylum, completely alone. Imagine having absolutely nothing.

Separated children and young people experience the double trauma of separation not only from their homeland, culture and natural environment but also from the adults in their family who gave them care.

‘Separated Child’ offers emotional, social, financial and physical support to separated children and young people in Britain up to the age of 21. It also engages in educational activities that raise awareness of their needs and encourage positive responses to them. Upon arrival, every Separated Child receives a welcome pack. These welcome packs are made from donations from the public. Since the beginning of the Separated Child Project we have distributed over 9,000 packs, and we are expecting to give out over 1,500 this year.  We need your help!

The project

We are looking for donations of the following items only- please send in either new or only items that are in pristine condition and do not be tempted to send other types of goods as unfortunately we will not be able to make use of them.

  • warm scarves (new or pristine)
  • warm gloves (new or pristine)
  • warm hats (new or pristine)
  • underpants suitable for teenage boys (new/unopened only)
  • toothpaste (new/unopened only)
  • toothbrush (new/unopened only)
  • shampoo (new/unopened only)
  • deodorant (new/unopened only)

With your help we can bring some much needed comfort to those that need it most.

 

Please contact Angela Gluck to discuss how you can help

angela.gluck@separatedchild.org