Refugee support at Love, Amelia

Love, Amelia is responding to the humanitarian crisis to support families fleeing conflict in Afghanistan.
 
Many of you will have seen or heard of the horrific and devastating scenes in Afghanistan over the last week. Images like this are absolutely heart-breaking as families desperately try to evacuate the country and will do anything to keep themselves and their children safe from conflict. 
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 We can’t even begin to imagine the trauma these families have suffered, no one should go through that.
 

At Love, Amelia, we have pledged our support to help families who will be placed in Sunderland and South Tyneside.  These families are children and babies who have left everything they have for the chance of being safe. Many will arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs, no nappies, nowhere to sleep, no clothes. Nothing.

Refugee status can take months to be processed, the likelihood is it will take longer than usual due to this humanitarian crisis. Families will not be allowed to work during this process and will survive on the bare minimum. This will be incredibly difficult for families and we, as a community, will do what we can to support them.

 
We have liaised with both local authorities to help prepare for families being resettled in the area and are now anticipating an increase in demand for our service over the next few months. We will of course continue to respond to all requests for support and are now working to increase stock in preparation for additional families needing our help. 
 

So, how can you help?

There are a number of ways you can get involved to support more families in desperate need:

1. Donate items

Please see our wishlist which highlights what we are most in need of to respond to all requests for support. We kindly ask for all donated items to be in good, clean condition and free from damage, stains or missing parts. We are not able to distribute items which are not in good condition.

 We kindly ask you only donate items on our wishlist as resources and space are limited. For information on our wishlist and upcoming donation days, please click the below button

2. Donate funds

We appreciate all contributions, large and small, and thank you for your kindness and generosity.  Donating money can help us buy essential items needed to support families

Some examples of how funds raised can be used include:

You can make a one-off donation or make a monthly pledge to support families in need. 

You can also donate via SMS.  Simply text LOVEAMELIA to 70085 to donate £5

If you prefer to send a donation to our charity bank account or cheque, please email hello@loveamelia.org.uk for details. Please make cheques payable to Love, Amelia.

If you prefer, you can stop by our office and make a donation in person. Please contact us prior to your office visit to ensure a member of the team is available to greet you.

3. Donate time

We are very grateful for the support of our volunteers and we would love to hear from you if you wish to donate your time with us. Please get in touch to discuss volunteering opportunities at Love, Amelia 

4. Fundraise

Fundraising events are a great way of helping us to promote Love, Amelia whilst raising funds to help keep the charity operational. Fundraising events are a fun way to engage with your community and help support families across Sunderland and South Tyneside. If you would like to arrange your own Love, Amelia fundraiser, please get in touch with us and we can help promote the event.

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