52 Lives

#400 -30 refugee children

Request: Donations for uniforms / Items from a wishlist / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help 30 refugee children who are about to start school.

The children fled from war-torn countries (such as Afghanistan and Sudan) and have just been relocated by the Home Office to Reading in Berkshire. Most are living with their families in hotel rooms or single rooms in shared houses. They have very few belongings and no money for school uniforms.

The children have already faced a huge amount of trauma, and are now starting school in a new country, speaking a different language, and without any of the things they need.

We'd love to help make their first day of school as good as it can possibly be. We’d like to kit them out with everything they need...uniforms, bags, water bottles, stationery and maybe even some warm hats and gloves so they're ready for winter too. 

We’ve set up a wishlist with some of these items, but also need donations to buy some of the logo uniform items they need. Thank you for helping!

What We Need

1. Donations: We need donations to buy some of the logo-uniform items that are needed. 100% of what you give will be used to help these children. You can donate online or by text using the details below.

2. School supplies from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist filled with rucksacks, stationery, calculators, and lots of other bits and pieces the children will need for school. To buy a gift from the list, please click the link below and choose the gift you'd like to buy - just tick 'this is a gift' and choose the 'gift registry address' (Refugees - Cowshed) when you check out and it will be sent directly to one of the other charities supporting the children.

3. Kind messages: If you would like to send a kind message to any of the families we're helping, please either email your message by writing it in the form below (your contact details will not be shared) or you can post it to: 52 Lives (Refugees), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

Buy School Supplies from the Wishlist


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(if you are sending a message of support for the person we’re helping, there is no need to fill in your email address or telephone number)

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