The community association has shown us great support by offering their premises as a drop-off point for donations.
The Middle Child Theatre group is a Hull-based company exploring what it means to live in modern Britain while recognising the importance of theatre as a social event, giving audiences a reason to come early and stay late.
Following their Christmas pantomime production in December, the Middle Child Theatre Group invited their audiences to donate to HHfR. A total of £878.89 was raised.
We are incredibly grateful for their support and the audiences generosity.
Hull Homeless Outreach was established in October 2013 and has since greatly expanded and enhanced its charity efforts. When first launched the organisation was known as Operation Safe Winter, and had the basic objective of helping the local homeless community survive the winter by providing basic necessities such as clothing, blankets and food. Since then however, it has evolved into a fully-fledged registered not-for-profit organisations; Hull Homeless Outreach LTD, and is run completely by volunteers.
The group provides a street kitchen every Wednesday and Thursday evening at St Mary The Virgin Church, Lowgate, Hull. And they also operate a non-referral food bank at the same location on Tuesday’s between 12pm and 2pm.
The Open Doors Project works with asylum seekers, whether their claims have been accepted or turned down, who have become destitute. Their aim is to support refugees, enabling them to integrate into the local society help them live independent and confident lives.
The group meets every Thursday from 10am to 3pm At Princes Avenue Methodist Church, Hull.
Volunteer Indemnity Form
This form needs to be completed by all volunteers. You can download the form and bring it with you to your first volunteering session, or collect a form from the kitchen area of the sorting venue at Kingston House.
Download Indemnity form - Right click to save to your computer or click to open in a new window, then download.
The easier we can make it for people to support us, the more they will.
We have 4 main drop-off points around Hull, which you can see below. However we also have a number of individual supporters who act as drop-off points for their neighbours.
This has proved tremendously successful with donors being able to quickly and easily drop donated items to someone in their neighbourhood.
If you can act as a local drop-off point for us, please contact us.
All volunteers at HHfR are unpaid and we have very few overheads. Money donated to HHfR is generally used for buying aid items or towards transportation costs. We also make donations to other organisations working directly with refugees in Calais and Greece. We are a registered charity, number 1176555.
Cheques should be made out to Hull Help for Refugees and can be posted to 63 Victoria Avenue, HU5 3DW. Please contact us for cash donations.
Account name: Hull Help For Refugees
Sort Code: 09 01 29
Account #: 23735107
A Gift Aid Declaration can be downloaded below, and posted to the above address.
Our success to date has been largely due to the amazing response we have had from people in Hull and the surrounding areas. As soon as word was out that we were trying to do something to help the stranded refugees, the news spread and the community responded.
The response we received is the reason behind the success we have had to date, which you can read about here.
To continue our work, we need to community to continue to support us by spreading the word. Here are 3 easy ways you can do that.
Subscribe to our newsletter – our newsletter is sent out only when we have news to report. We hate spam and will not inundate you with useless information.
Like our Facebook page - simple but easy! By doing so, you'll be able to keep up to speed with the latest news and updates regarding the camps, access an up-to-date list of items we are collecting, see what events we have planned, and track our achievements.
Share our posts/page on Facebook, and forward our emails to your own contact list and spread the word - the more people we can reach out to, the more potential we have to find people willing and able to get on board.
Our new premises are at the Avenues Centre, Park Avenue, HU5 4DA, where we have a sorting room and 3 storage rooms.
Current sorting times are Saturday 10am-12pm, Monday 9.30-11.30 am & Thursday evening 6.30-8.30 pm. Any changes will be announced on our facebook page. You can also drop off donations at these times. If you haven't been before please let us know you are coming, as the door is usually locked.
Before you begin, please sign the volunteer form. You can download one from this site, or sign one when you come to your first sorting session.
- Sorting clothes.
Clothes are separated into Men's, Women's and Children's around the sides of the room, and labelled according to type of garment and size - small/medium and large.
Stained, dirty, worn-out or torn items are not suitable. Please put them in the RAGS section or the TO WASH box.
If items are not appropriate i.e. high heel shoes, skimpy or impractical ‘fashion’ outfits, items displaying inappropriate/ disrespectful symbols etc, then they are to be put into the car boot section of the room, not the boxes.
All shoes must be fastened together either by their own ties and straps or by elastic bands.
- Sheets, blankets, duvets, pillows, towels and tea towels have their own boxes. Duvets, towels & sheets usually go to hostels etc. in the city.
- Toys go to the car boot section as they are not currently needed, except ART SUPPLIES, which have their own box.
- Making up & closing boxes.
Some boxes have 'explosive materials' symbols on them, which need to be covered up with paint or parcel tape.
Sealed boxes must have the contents written clearly on the top and all four sides.
Full bags or boxes are moved to the storage rooms, but please do not injure yourself! Leave them if they are too heavy.
Do not overfill boxes, or use damaged ones. Replace full boxes with empty ones.
Some items are suitable for Calais and some for Greece, and the needs are constantly changing so we sometimes have to re-sort. If in any doubt about whether something is suitable or where to put things, please ask.