NEEDS LIST Many of our clients come to Cardiff with nothing more than they can carry, as they had to flee their home country at a moment's notice. Because of this, there are certain items needed to help our clients to rebuild their lives in their new home. We are so grateful for our kind community being so generous and willing to show a warm Welsh welcome to our clients, but there are some items which are more useful to us than others. Due to storage constraints we are only able to receive donations of items that there is a genuine need for, so we know that they will be quickly and easily dispersed. The items we are currently looking for are: Bikes in fixable or working condition (contact [email protected]) We are looking for adult bikes and children's bikes and scooters. For many asylum seeking people, cycling is their main mode of transport. When living on less than £40 per week, buying a £4 bus ticket simply isn't accessible to many of our clients.For this reason, we have been providing asylum seekers with free bikes as part of our triage service, which we cannot continue to do without your support. We have far more clients than bikes, and a bike that hasn't been ridden for years could make a real difference to somebody's life.If your bike has seen its best days, our skilled volunteer Maz may be able to restore it in his bicycle maintenance session. Working mobile phones (contact [email protected]) Being in a new country away from family and friends can be incredibly isolating, especially if you cannot communicate in the local language. Many of us can't imagine a day spent without using our mobile phone, not only for communication - but entertainment, research, and connection. If you have an unwanted mobile phone in working condition lying around, we would greatly appreciate your donation. It goes without saying that buying the latest iPhone is out of reach when living on less than £40 per week, but your used phone could make a significant difference to a person's mental health. We are lucky enough to receive free SIM cards for our clients as part of Vodafone's everyone.connected campaign, which comes with 6 months of free texts, data and calls. All we need is the phones to go with it! New and unused toiletries (no tampons) (contact [email protected]) We distribute packs of toiletries to clients of any gender in order to help them to reduce their costs as much as we can. Taking care of your personal hygiene should be accessible to all regardless of income, as it is not only a basic need but also maintains dignity. Our female clients are particularly at risk of experiencing period poverty, as many mothers face the choice of feeding their children or purchasing sanitary products - a choice no woman should have to make. If you are able to add an extra toothbrush, deodorant, or pack of sanitary towels into your weekly shop for us, we would be incredibly grateful. Unlike mobile phones and bikes, toiletries run out, so we are in need of regular and ongoing donations. Where to donate other items: Adult Clothing Space4u - Another charity supporting refugee and asylum-seeking people in Cardiff. Rainbow of Hope - A charity supporting refugee and asylum-seeking people and people experiencing homelessness in Cardiff. Care4Calais - A national charity which provides essential items and services to asylum-seeking people in Calais. Check out their drop off point map to find out where to take your items in Cardiff. Give Your Best - A national charity which allows refugee and asylum-seeking women to 'shop' for clothes for free on their online catalogue. Children's Clothing & Baby Equipment Growbaby is a project run by Cardiff Vineyard Church which provides clothing (0-5 years) and baby equipment for families in need. Lab Co Clothing collect clothing (18months - 18 years) for families experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and those seeking asylum. Little Smarties Baby Bank is based at All Nations Church and supplies essential items (0-6 years) for Cardiff mothers in need. Bundles of Joy is based at Highfields Church Cardiff and provides hospital bags to pregnant refugee and asylum-seeking women. Cwtch Baby Bank provides essential equipment, clothing and toiletries (0-2 years) to vulnerable families. Household Items Storehouse is a project delivered by Cardiff Vineyard Church provides furniture and white goods to families in need. Nu Life Furniture sell used furniture and white goods at an affordable price to people in need. Abound provides refugee and asylum-seeking people with kitchen equipment and bedding. Contact: [email protected] If you haven't got items to donate, we are always looking for financial donations to support our various projects.