The Highlands Support Refugees have been sending aid, food and love to refugees since September 2015. We are a 100% volunteer effort, stretching from Moray to Shetland, and many towns and villages in between.
What we do: collecting donations of clothing and sorting them into categories (men’s trousers small etc), sorting toiletries, baby bottles and nappies, sleeping bags, socks and shoes; then lovingly packing them all into labelled boxes.
Sending aid: once packed we transport donations to the refugees most in need. They are all in need of our help, but at times, some more than others. We keep in touch with volunteers working in camps in Europe to understand the current needs and raise funds to pay for the transport of aid too.
We mostly send aid in 40ft containers and have sent around 150 tonnes so far.
Community engagement: In addition to sending aid, we work with local communities resettling refugees. We also engage with local schools, churches and clubs, helping to educate people on the refugee crisis.
We are all Highlanders with big hearts, seeking to make a difference to displaced people who need us. You can support refugees too;
donate aid, donate money, donate time. x