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ITEMS NEEDED IN CALAIS:

Priority Items

  • Trainers and walking boots (sizes 40-43)

  • Hats, gloves and hand-warmers.

  • Men’s underwear (boxers, only new please – small, medium and large) and socks (preferably thin)

  • Practical warm jackets and waterproofs

  • Thermal leggings

  • Tents and tarpaulins

  • Sleeping bags and blankets

  • Rain ponchos

  • Mobile phones with chargers (only fully functioning please)

OTHER NEEDS:

  • Thermal layers

  • Men’s joggers and jeans (small and medium)

  • Small backpacks/ drawstring bags

  • Jumpers and hoodies (small and medium)

  • Belts (men’s)

  • Emergency foil blankets

    Hygiene:

  • Body Lotion (especially lotion for sensitive skin)

  • Toothpaste

  • Saline Solution/Eye wash

  • Men’s disposable razors

  • Lip balm

  • Packs of tissues

  • Toilet paper

  • Wet wipes

  • Spray deodorant (men’s)

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Toothbrushes

  • Shaving foam

  • Hand sanitiser

  • Hair oil

  • Talcum powder

  • Condoms

Miscellaneous

  • Disposable cups (for distributing hot drinks)

  • French Lyca SIM cards

  • UK to EU adaptors (to use UK chargers in France)

  • Bin bags

  • Pop-up gazebo (but NO poles)

  • Bags for life

Warehouse and Office Needs:

  • Strong eco-friendly/biodegradable bin bags

  • Orange tape

  • Brown parcel tape

  • Permanent markers

Items we cannot currently accept:

  • Any Medication

  • Women’s and Children’s clothing

  • Children’s bedding and nappies

  • Button-up Shirts

  • L or XL clothing

  • Duvets

  • Ski suits/salopettes

  • Wellies or office shoes

  • Steel Toecap shoes

  • Business attire

  • Roll mats

  • Camouflage print items

  • Hand-knitted items

  • Items containing symbols that are satanic, religious, or have references to sex/drugs/alcohol

  • Very bright or fluorescent clothing

  • Blankets smaller than a full-grown man