This year our winter appeal is for 1,000 pairs of socks. Having warm, dry feet is a basic human need, and links directly to well-being and health. Many refugees will not have even this essential comfort that most of us take for granted. In this campaign we aim to collect donations of both new socks and money to buy socks.
The socks donated will be given to refugees in Calais, Greece and Syria through our normal distribution networks. We welcome socks for men, women and children, but please make them new winter socks! They can be dropped off at our regular donation drop points in Frome, Bruton and Glastonbury, and we hope to add more sock-specific donation drop points just for this appeal.
If you would like to donate money so socks can be bought at bulk prices you can do this on our special fundraising page: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/raisesos. The money we raise in this way will go direct to Help Refugees, and will be earmarked for this purpose only.
We would love it if you or your community group, school, college or workplace would like to get involved, either by holding a ‘sock drop’ for us, or by holding a fundraising event. This might include a coffee morning, clothes swishing event, car boot or jumble sale: anything (legal) really!
Please do contact us if you’d like a flier or poster to support your sock drop, or if we can help you promote your sock drop or fundraising event by posting it in our facebook group!