Donating

We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to provide the aid we send to Calais, and the funds we use to help refugees. We have no employees, no offices, and thus minimal administrative costs, so you can be sure any money you give goes directly to help those in need: In the financial year ending 30 June 2017, we received £35,630 from fundraising and donations, of which £896 was spent on organising events and other administration.

Donating clothing, bedding, food and other items

We currently have three drop off locations in Cambridge where you can leave donations, listed below.

We always require blankets, sleeping bags, phones with chargers, torches, and small and medium men’s clothes – especially hats, scarves and shoes.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT DUVETS, LARGE MENS CLOTHING, OR WOMEN OR CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

We will always accept anything on Help Refugees’ needs list.

FOOD: WE CANNOT ACCEPT VEGETABLES OR OTHER FRESH FOOD, but will accept anything else that is on Refugee Community Kitchen’s needs list.

If you have a large amount of donations (i.e. more than a car boot full), please email donations@camcrag.org.uk to arrange a suitable time and place to drop them off – or you can bring them to one of our weekend drop off days, see the events page to find out when and where the next one is.

Donation Drop Off locations in Cambridge
Daily Bread Co-Operative
Unit 3, Kilmaine Close
King’s Hedges
Cambridge
CB4 2PH
Monday 9am to 4pm
Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5.20pm
(Closed Sunday)
Argyle Street Housing (ASH) Coop
3 Fletchers Terrace
Cambridge
CB1 3LU
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
Enterprise rent-a-car
Swanns Road
Cambridge
CB5 8JZ
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
Sunday 11.30am to 4pm

If you have a potential venue we could use for future drop off days – e.g. a church or village hall, sports club or community centre – please do email donations@camcrag.org.uk

Any donations we receive that cannot be used by refugee organisations will be donated to local charities or food banks as appropriate.