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Safe, fun and simple ideas to support refugees from home

Inspired by the fun and inventive ways people are showing their support from home?  Here are a few of our favourite ideas and activities to get involved, raise some money and learn more about refugees.

Have a declutter day

Clear out those overflowing cupboards and jam-packed drawers. With websites like Gumtree, eBay & Ziffit it’s easy to sell your unwanted treasures from the comfort of home & donate the profits to help refugees in Scotland.

Host a film night

Use Netflix Party to bring your friends & family together for a virtual movie night. Turn it into a fundraiser & ask them to donate what they would normally spend on a trip to the cinema!

Donate what you save

Donate your lockdown savings from your daily commute, those coffee shop treats, or that trip to the hairdressers. When just £5 can help buy food for a family, every penny makes a difference.

Challenge yourself

Do a 2.6 Challenge, Run Five Donate Five, or do a sponsored walk or run – from home! Get your friends and family onboard and help raise funds for refugees in Scotland.

Read a book about refugees

There are plenty of beautiful, inspiring and informative books written by refugees and about the refugee experience. Here are some top picks to get you started.

Share your skills

Set up a free online workshop through Zoom & share your yoga moves, baking techniques (or whatever you love doing) with your friends & family. Ask people to make a donation in exchange for a new skill!

Do a free online course

Find out more about refugee issues in the UK & across the world. Check out free learning sites like Future Learn for lots of interesting, thought provoking topics.

Donate your tech

Technology is a lifeline for refugees living in isolation. By donating a smartphone, tablet or laptops you can help families access vital information & services. Get in touch to donate.

Celebrate your special day

Birthday parties, anniversaries & family get togethers are all on hold for now, so why not celebrate virtually? Set up a Facebook or JustGiving fundraiser, share some lovely messages & ask people to donate instead of buying gifts.

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