Collection for Calais

When:
September 8, 2015 – September 19, 2015 all-day Europe/London Timezone
2015-09-08T00:00:00+01:00
2015-09-20T00:00:00+01:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
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Ema Mortimer is also collecting things for Calais over the next week or so, contact her if you have anything to give.

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List

These are the current needed items. Please DO NOT donate other things at this point, as we do not have room to store for the future. 
This is a list from people on the ground in Calais.

3 important things:
1. If you bring something, bring something so it can last;
2. Focus on bringing clean/in good condition stuff so it can last longer: what you will bring is not made for those conditions;
3. The needs are permanent due to: police destruction, weather, poor conditions, accidents, turn over…

◙ “Accommodation”

Tents
Sleeping bags
Blankets
Mattresses (you are able to bring a bed base? the mattress is going to last longer)
Camp beds
Roll mats
Pillows
Pillow cases
Wood pallets
Canvas sheets
Plastic tarpaulins
Rope
Chairs and stools, e.g. folding chairs, camping stools

◙ Clothes (only clean stuff)

–> + Stuff to clean easily and/or dry
Shoes ♂ (trainers, walking shoes and boots)
Socks (wet socks are an issue when you can’t dry)
Jackets
Shirts ♂
Underwear ♂
Waterproof jackets and trousers
Hats
Wellies

You can bring them in solid boxes instead of plastic bags? Consider to leave the solid boxes in Calais: one more storage.

◙ Hygiene

Anti-bacterial product
Cleaning product
Basic toiletries product (soap, deodorant, towels, kitchen paper, toilet paper, razors, shaving products, sanitary towels…)
Plastic pots (usable for small laundry)
Basic first aid kits
Wipes
Trash bags/bins

◙ Food

–> Containers/Jerrycan for food and water
Tinned food
Tin openers
Non-perishable food
Flour
Oil
Salt, pepper, spices, tomato sauce
Water (Bottles with taps are always useful)
Coffee, tea
Sugar
Pans, pots, grills (sponges, dish soap…)
Cooking utensils, cups, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery
gas stoves, coleman style, double burner to use with a big cylinder. No small camping gas, they don’t last long enough

◙ Communication

(Unlocked) Mobile phones (and the chargers)
SIM Cards

◙ Miscellaneous

LED wind up torches
Umbrellas
Tools
Wood
Tape

◙ Improving everyday life

Books (different languages)
Sports gears (we do meet a few cricket fans, football fans…)
Radio (and batteries) / wind up radios
–> Bicycles: helping Calais Migrant Solidarity’s activists to follow on police abuse and improve the migrant’s moving capacity
Playing cards, card games, board games, dominoes
Pens, notebooks, paper

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