Day 7

Dorota’s story…

Today’s story is a thank you to our amazing Oxford community. 🙌

Last month we put out an appeal for children’s clothes and toys for newly arrived families…

The response from the public was incredibly supportive and touching.

Our brilliant volunteers helped by collecting and storing the items.

Dorota and her team organised a “free shop” at the hotel where the refugees are staying.

All 13 families visited, including 57 children.

Everyone left with a big bag and a smile on their face. Some families came back in the afternoon to show the children in their “new” outfits.

This was a good day.  Thank you, everyone. 🧡

To be continued…

This year we expect to provide support to more than 3,000 clients. But, as the last few days and weeks have shown, the challenges we face are growing all the time.

As the national environment gets ever tougher for many of our clients and others like them, fleeing violence and persecution in so many countries, it is ever more important that we continue and extend our work.

If you can, please support our appeal today. Thank you for being part of the story.