Collection of outdoor winter clothing for asylum-seekers

Collection of outdoor winter clothing for asylum-seekers
October 23, 2019 admin
  • Dates: Monday 4 to Friday 8 November from 17.00 to 20.00; Saturday 9 November and Sunday 10 November, from 12.00 to 17.00.
  • Place of collection: S:t Thomas Samarit at LTH campus. Address: Sölvegatan 29 D, 223 62 Lund.
  • Contact us: SMS to 073 992 7678, Email: info@flyktingarlund.se

“S:t Thomas Samarit förening” through its project “Flyktingar Lund” is organizing a big collection of second-hand winter clothing for outdoors that will be send to Lesbos in collaboration with We Act, Human Bridge and Caritas Sverige. Second-hand donations will be delivered to several organizations based in Greece including organizations in Lesbos. Flyktingar Lund’s collection will be carried out during week 45, starting on Monday 4th of November and finishing on Sunday 10th of November.

What are we collecting?

Our collection focuses on outdoor winter jackets, shoes, boots, scarves, winter hats and sleeping bags for winter. We kindly ask you to deliver all donations clean and in good condition.

Why do we do this collection?

Four years ago, the influx of refugees into Europe fleeing from war and terrorism reached its peak during Autumn. Four years ago, “S:t Thomas katolska församling” started the project “Flyktingar Lund”, collected around 5 287 winter jackets and 652 pairs of shoes that were sent to asylum-seekers arriving to Southern Europe.

Nowadays in 2019, around 1 000 asylum-seekers arrive to the shore of Lesbos in Greece every week. One of the refugee camps in Lesbos is called Moria and it is designed for about 3 000 asylum-seekers. However, today there are more than 13 000 people living in Moria, of which more than 4 000 are children. There is an ongoing humanitarian emergency situation in Lesbos especially for children that is no longer broadcasted on the Swedish TV.

In September this year, during the 105th commemoration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis’s message was that “we cannot remain insensitive before the misery of so many innocent people. We must not fail to weep. We must not fail to respond”.  The situation of asylum-seekers in Moria, especially for the ones who are living in tents, will become even more acute because of the coming winter.

We appeal to your solidarity through this collection, let’s join forces for asylum-seekers in Lesbos!

How else can you contribute?

If you do not have second-hand winter jackets or shoes to donate, you can contribute to the cost of transport to Lesbos through donating cash directly to our partner organization We Act, SWISH 123 577 31 22 and specify “frakt”.

You are also welcome to donate other type of winter clothing (clean and in good condition) to Flyktingar Lund’s second-hand boutique or support our training and integration work in Lund, SWISH 123 565 24 41, specify “lokalt arbete”.

Address:

  • Sölvegatan 29 D, 223 62 Lund.
  • Public transport: Bus nr 6, 20, 103, 170, 171 bus stop: LTH.
  • Bus nr 159, 160, bus stop: Lund vattentornet.

Contact person at S:t Thomas Samarit-Flyktingar Lund:

Ivette Arroyo, project leader,
Email: info@flyktingarlund.se
or SMS to 073 992 7678