We support two main charities in Edinburgh who help refugees, encouraging our members and others to donate goods and volunteer whenever possible:
Edinburgh Direct Aid, very local to us at 16a West Harbour Road, which collects winter and summer clothes and materials like wool, pens and paper, to help people at various refugee camps in Lebanon and elsewhere. The charity welcomes help with packing up items for delivery on Wednesdays and Sundays – see their website for details.
Re-Act, Refugee Action Scotland, a volunteer-run Not-For-Profit Humanitarian Aid Co-operative launched in response to the growing refugee crisis, working to fundraise and collect vital donations to transport to refugee camps throughout crisis areas of Europe. Re-Act has recently changed its donation warehouse to: Chesser House, 500 Gorgie Road, EH11 3YJ.