Donating to help Afghan Evacuees

Thank you for your interest in helping Afghan families in Hampshire

 

Community First is working with Hampshire County Council and other partners to coordinate the collection and distribution of donated items to support those being offered temporary accommodation in Hampshire.

Community First is currently repurposing donated laptops and tablets.  As such, we would be grateful if you would consider donating new, nearly new, or good used laptops, tablets and smartphones with leads and chargers. Donations can be taken to any Community First location and we will ensure all donations of equipment are made ready before passing onto families.

 

Due to the amazing response we had to the appeal for donations of clothing in our region, now need to sort through what we have to ensure that each kindly donated item gets to a family that needs it. It is for this reason that we will be pausing our general collections and will no longer be able to accept donations of clothing in our hubs from Tuesday 7th Sept-  until further notice.

 

Thank you to everyone that has kindly donated in support of the families evacuated from Afghanistan.  The response from the local community, from donations – churches, local groups, streets coming together, local charities, businesses – to volunteers working in our collection hubs, has been astounding and truly heart-warming.  From the New Forest up to Basingstoke; Hart down to Havant; and everywhere in-between, the response has been overwhelming, with our collection hubs busy receiving your drop-offs and our teams working hard to get your kind gifts to where they are so urgently needed. Here at Community First, we continue to be rightly proud of our region. Well done and thank you once again Hampshire!

 

What can I do to I help then?

There is still much work to be done in support of the families in our region; why not consider donating a voucher to help those that have arrived purchase any items their individual family urgently needs?  Supermarket gift vouchers are ideal and mobile top-up cards would also be greatly appreciated.  New, nearly new, or good used laptops, tablets and smartphones with leads and chargers would also be gratefully received.  You can donate gift vouchers or mobile top-up cards at any Community First office or by posting to our Fareham office at 163 West Street, Fareham, PO16 0EF; IT equipment can be taken to any Community First location .  Thank you!

Can I donate money to help?

The British Red Cross is running an emergency Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. You can donate via their website using the link below:

 

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