We are hugely grateful to those who continue to support this work with food, clothing and financial contributions. You are making a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of people as a result.
Food and Clothing
We rely heavily on parishes, school and individuals for regular donations of the items that make up the bags of food and the clothing, shoes and other items provided to those who need them. The list of items we are currently collecting is available here. We are delighted to receive donations of these items on Mondays between 10.30am and 1.30pm, unless an alternative prior arrangement has been made.
We very much welcome financial contributions too. The project bank account is: DHN, Justice & Peace Refugee Project sort code 40–34–18, account number 52854058. Alternatively, cheques made payable to DHN, Justice & Peace Refugee Project can be sent to Sara Harris, Refugee Project Co-ordinator, St Vincent’s Support Centre, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2TQ. Gift-Aiding your donation if possible makes a big difference. There is a Gift Aid Declaration form here or you can request one from Marjory Knowles by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07929 343418. Alternatively, you can donate online via the button at the top of the page.
Volunteers are very much the life-blood of the operation. They work across the project, whether packing bags, lugging trollies, undertaking admin work or dealing face-to-face with clients and other visitors. Volunteering usually takes place between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The need for volunteers for the different tasks varies so please get in touch if you’re interested in finding out more.
Contact people in each parish are vital and allow us to communicate over food collections and provide updates and latest news. If your parish doesn’t currently have a link person or is not receiving updates we are keen to make contact. Please get in touch with Sara Harris, the Project Co-ordinator.
We are very grateful to the following organisations who have provided grants to the project: Sisters of Mercy Sunderland, Lottery Community Fund, Congregation of the Sacred Heart; The Mercers Company – The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington; Community Foundation – The Pea Green Boat Community First; Arnold Clark Community Fund; Garfield Weston Foundation; Albert Gubay Foundation.