CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.
CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.

Donating

updated 14 November 2020

> Donating money
> Donating goods
> What to donate
> Donation sorting and drop off days

> Workplace giving schemes

Donating money

You can donate to CamCRAG’s general funds by text message, online via Kindlink, or through Facebook.

Donate £5 now by texting CAMCRAG to 70085. You can donate any other amount from £1 to £20 by sending an SMS with the message CAMCRAG followed by the amount – e.g. CAMCRAG 20 would be a £20 donation

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If you would rather arrange a bank transfer please email treasurer@camcrag.org.uk

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 2019, we received £27,166 from fundraising and donations, of which only £957 was spent on administration.

Donating goods

DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT AND GATHERING ANNOUNCED FOR ENGLAND FROM 5 NOVEMBER WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO CANCEL ALL UPCOMING DONATION DROP OFF DAYS.

We can accept LIMITED quantities of donations at The Daily Bread. Please ONLY BRING WHAT ONE PERSON CAN CARRY from any one household in any one week, and donations should be placed inside two strong bags and sealed.

CURRENTLY WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE DONATIONS AT THE ASH COOP.

Please read the list below of what goods we are currently accepting, and what goods we cannot accept

Please DO NOT bring donations if you have a dry continuous cough, sore throat, fever or other Covid-19 symptoms, if you are waiting for a Covid-19 test result, or if you have been asked by the NHS to self-isolate.

As the Daily Bread is a food shop please PLACE YOUR DONATIONS INSIDE TWO STRONG BAGS and seal them at least 48 hours before dropping them off. Please sanitise your hands before bringing the boxes/bags into the shop.

IF YOU HAVE MORE DONATIONS THAN ONE PERSON CAN CARRY please do not bring them to the shop – email donations@camcrag.org.uk and we will arrange a drop off location, or pick up, as and when restrictions allow us to do so.

Daily Bread Co-Operative
Unit 3, Kilmaine Close
King’s Hedges
Cambridge
CB4 2PH
Monday 9am to 4pm
Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm
(Closed Sunday)

What to donate

In addition to the items below, we accept any goods that are on these NGO needs lists:
> Help Refugees’ needs list
> dried or tinned food on Refugee Community Kitchen’s needs list
> items for Greece on the Attika warehouse needs list

WE CANNOT ACCEPT VEGETABLES OR ANY OTHER FRESH FOOD, DUVETS, PILLOWS, SHEETS OR LARGE MEN’S CLOTHING

PLEASE MAKE SURE DONATIONS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION AND CLEAN

CURRENT NEEDS LIST (updated 23 September 2020)
CAMPING AND BEDDING
2 to 3 person tents
sleeping bags
blankets
tarpaulins
camping mats (NO inflatable mattresses)
CLOTHING – MENSSMALL AND MEDIUM SIZES ONLY
NEW boxers and socks
T-shirts
joggers and skinny jeans (waist 28″ to 38″)
hoodies, fleeces, jumpers, gilets and coats
thermal tops and bottoms
waterproofs
winter hats, scarves and gloves
trainers, winter shoes, walking boots, sandals, flip flops and crocs UK sizes 5 to 9 (NO wellington boots)
CLOTHING – WOMENS
NEW underwear and socks
T-shirts
leggings, jeans, dresses and skirts
trainers, winter shoes, sandals, flip flops and crocs UK sizes 5 to 8 (NO wellington boots)
CLOTHING – CHILDREN (AGES 2 to 12)
NEW underwear and socks
jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, jumpers, jackets, dresses, leggings
trainers, shoes, sandals, flip flops and crocs UK child sizes 5 to 13 and adult sizes 1 to 5) (NO wellington boots)
HYGIENE
toothbrushes and toothpaste
travel size shower gels and moisturiser
shampoo and conditioner
deodorant
lip balm
disposable razors
packets of tissues
FOOD
rice, lentils, chickpeas, pasta, couscous, kidney beans
canned tomatoes, fruit, vegetables, fish, coconut milk, tomato puree
dried fruit and nuts
biscuits and flapjacks
honey
sunflower or olive oil (NO POMACE OIL)
sugar, tea, coffee
spices
vinegar
MISCELLANEOUS
Small rucsacs and backpacks
large rubbish sacks and bin bags
laundry detergent and washing up liquid
cleaning supplies
footballs
disinfectant
sanitiser (at least 60% alcohol)
masks (disposable or washable)
latex gloves (medium and large)
sun block
paper cups
sponges and washing up cloths

Any food donations we receive that cannot be used by refugee organisations will be donated to their volunteers or local Cambridge food banks.

Any other donations we receive that cannot be distributed to refugees will be donated to local charities or, in the case of high value items, CamCRAG may sell the items to raise funds for the charity.

Donation sorting and drop off days

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

We would also love to hear from you if you could act as a general drop off point or can help with storing aid, which now has to be collected in larger amounts to be shipped efficiently.

You can find a list of upcoming donation drop off days at camcrag.org.uk/events

Workplace Giving Schemes

We can also accept donations through workplace giving schemes.

We are set up with both the Charities Trust and the Charities Aid Foundation so if your company allows payroll giving through these organisations you can direct it to us.