It's #RefugeeWeek2017! What is #RefugeeWeek you ask? Well, It's a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural, and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Now we just so happen to think that every week (in fact, every DAY) should be in celebration of those strong, resilient, hopeful human beings we too often reduce to the word 'refugee.' Truly, we should do something every single day to help our fellow human beings, but for this week in particular, we are joining the hashtag and doing one action per day to support the fabulous effort of #RefugeeWeek2017
Today, we headed over to the Red Cross' Destitution Prevention Centre in Dalston to deliver clothing donations we have been collecting from YOU, our fabulous volunteers and supporters, since winter. And boy were they glad to see us! We learned a bit more about what they do at the centre, and so we wanted to pass along this information so that you can reach out to your local #BritishRedCross branch and get volunteering!
British Red Cross, Hackney Destitution Resource Centre
92 Dalston Lane, London, E8 1NG
What do they need?
The founders, Anna and Alyson