A major part of our humanitarian aid is the distribution of good quality second hand and new clothes to the impoverished, many of whom are elderly holocaust survivors and live alone without family support. A warm winter coat or boots can save a life during the extremely cold winters, sometimes as low as -30 C, and the money saved on buying clothes can buy food or medicine.
There is always a mountain of bags to sort at the warehouse and although it is heart-warming to see these generous donations we would be happier if they were already packed up and on their way to the communities that we support. This is not possible without the hard work and dedication of our Packers. WJR look forward to welcoming you and any friends or family to join us a future packing session.
Second-hand clothes for all age groups are donated from community collections (synagogues, women’s groups, youth groups & schools) as well as from individuals. These are normally collected in black bin liners and either taken to our warehouse, dropped off at our satellite garages or collected by WJR voluntary drivers. The bags are then sorted and packed into boxes for shipping by our group of over 100 voluntary packers.
Packing sessions are run totally by volunteers and take place on selected dates from 10.00 –13.00 at the World Jewish Relief Warehouse in Neasden (Click here for directions).
Please let us know if you would like to attend any of our upcoming packing sessions.
PACKING DATES 2012/13
|Mon 4th||Thu 4th||Tue 7th||Mon 3rd|
|Tue 5th||Tue 9th||Thu 9th||Wed 5th|
|Tue 12th||Wed 10th||Mon 20th||Mon 10th|
|Thu 14th||Mon 15th||Wed 22nd||Thu 13th|
|Tue 19th||Tue 16th||Tue 28th||Tue 18th|
|Wed 20th||Tue 23rd||Wed 29th||Wed 19th|
|Wed 24th||Mon 24th|
|Mon 29th||Thu 27th|