Talsperson/pressekontakt: L. H. Landro +47 455 17 894

DONATING CLOTHES/TOYS/THINGS

HOW CAN I DONATE CLOTHES/TOYS/OTHER THINGS?

  • Would you like to donate clothes, toys or other items to the refugees waiting to register as asylum seekers at the Department of Immigration in Råde?
  • Would you like to donate to a refugee reception centre in Oslo?
    • The refugee reception centres in Oslo have received many donations, and currently have limited capacity to receive more. For more updated information and coordination, kindly visit the Facebook page: Refugees Welcome – Oslo.
  • Would you like to donate to other refugee reception centres in the country?
  • Would you like to donate clothing to volunteers who organise donations and provide assistance to boat-refugees by the Mediterranean Sea?
  • Would you like to donate clothes to refugees via the Salvation Army?

WHAT DOES A REFUGEE RECEPTION CENTRE NEED?

The list below was compiled by Dikemark refugee reception centre in Oslo, but may be applicable to other reception centres:

  • Clothes and shoes (children and adults)
    • There is a general need for all sorts of clothes and footwear for both children and adults. The following items are the most in demand at the moment: underwear (we only accept new underwear), socks, outdoor clothes such as: jackets, coats, raincoats and other waterproof clothing, rubber boots, winter boots, winter clothing such as: woollen hats, gloves, mittens, woollen sweaters, woollen scarfs, ski caps, and other clothes to keep warm.
  • Toiletries
    • Soap, sanitary pads and other sanitary products, diapers for infants
  • Equipment for children
    • Baby clothes and underwear, diapers, educational toys (no teddy bears or stuffed animals, please), strollers, prams, pushchairs, baby carriers/ shawls, car seats, blankets and beddings (we only accept new beddings, blankets and mattresses to avoid any risk of contagious infections, contamination and/ or bedbugs)
  • Food – Dry food products
    • Rice, pasta, flour, sugar, oil, canned food, coffee, tea, biscuits, or similar items
  • Furniture: Chairs, tables, sofas
    • Chairs, tables, sofas preferably new. If the furniture is second-hand, it must be thoroughly checked for (and free of) bedbugs/infestation prior to delivery.
  • Knitting, sewing, arts and crafts
    • Yarn, knitting needle and knitting supplies. Sewing thread, fabrics, sewing machines
    • Items for arts & crafts workshops/activities at the refugee reception centre

Sharing Expertise

  • People who would like to teach or organize activities such as dancing, yoga, or other forms of exercise or courses are welcome to get in touch with us.
  • Exercise and training equipment
    • Treadmills, spinning bikes, yoga mats and other equipment for the gym
  • Other types of equipment
    • Fishing equipment and ski supplies, recreational winter equipment for children and adults (such as sledges etc), kitchenware, umbrellas.
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