UPDATE: JANUARY 2021
We are currently in lockdown 3. Unfortunately this means that we are not able to take any donations of food, clothes or toiletries at this time. Instead of our usual Free Shop or monthly Free Shop deliveries, we will provide all our asylum seeking clients with an additional £10 to buy extra items they may need. Please could you consider making a donation towards our Free Shop fund which will allow us to keep on supporting our clients in this way? Click here for more information. Thank you!
Every month we usually run a Free Shop at Boaz for our clients who have had their asylum applications refused and who are not allowed to claim benefits or work. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to stop our regular Free Shop and instead we have been making deliveries of food, toiletries and other essential items directly to our clients.
We’re dependent on donations to make our Free Shop or deliveries happen each month. You can find a list of items we need here. If you are able to help with any of these items, please let us know. As our office is currently closed, if you get in touch through the above link we can arrange a safe drop off or collection of goods.
If you’re not able to donate groceries directly to us, we’re always incredibly grateful for financial donations so that we can buy provisions in for our clients. We’ve set up a special page here where you can give to our Free Shop Fund. We make sure the money is used specifically for the provision of food (including fresh fruit and vegetables) as well as other essentials. These donations mean that we can make sure there’s enough for everyone.
Items for houses
From cookers to washing machines, and beds to wardrobes, we are often on the look out for good quality items for our shared houses. If you have something that you think we might be interested in, please let us know, and keep an eye on our twitter feed and our facebook page for specific requests.