You’ll now find us at The Briggait, 147 Bridgegate, G1 5HZ.
Refuweegee is a community-led charity set up to ensure that all refugees arriving in Glasgow are welcomed to the city in true Glaswegian style. We want to make sure that when people arrive in Scotland they receive the welcome they deserve and few useful tips too! We also want to provide everyone who wishes to get involved and make a difference, the opportunity to do so.
Our aim is to provide every Refuweegee who arrives in the city with a community built welcome pack. Each pack will contain three categories of items; essentials, Glasgow welcome and ‘letters from the locals’ and as a result of the final category, each pack will be completely individual.
There are a number of ways you can donate to Refuweegee with further details below. Monetary donations can be made here or by clicking the’donate noe’ button at the bottom of each page.
‘Letters from the locals‘ are the heart and soul of the packs. Postcards, letters or post it notes, as long as the words are welcoming and kind then it’s what we’re looking for. Our words have the power to really make a difference to people who have had to flee their homes and leave behind their belongings. Help us to make sure that upon arrival in Glasgow people are left in no doubt as to their acceptance, their safety and their future. Write your letter today and drop it into any Oxfam store in Glasgow where you will find a Refuweegee drop box or post it to; Refuweegee, The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ.
A few examples of letters we’ve received so far can be viewed here.
Essential donations are exactly that, items that we need. From blankets to toiletries, toothbrushes to writing paper, soft toys and books. If you are able to, please donate these items, help us source them and identify other items that we should include. See the donation guide and information on the drop off locations and times here.
Glasgow welcome items are the less essential things but equally important to enjoy and understand life in Glasgow. From People Make Glasgow umbrellas through to Tunnocks teacakes, please donate or suggest items for inclusion in this category too. Further details along with the donation drop off locations and times, can be found here.
Let’s live up to our recent Roughguides.com title as the world’s friendliest city and make sure that we all do what we can to welcome refugees in true weegie style.
Scottish Charity Number – SC046843