We are working with partner agencies, including local churches and schools, to get much-needed supplies to refugees living in European camps.

Many thanks for your continuing support.

What supplies are needed

Edinburgh Direct Aid

  • Baby clothes and baby care: including nappies and wipes (complete unopened packs)
  • Childrens clothes: including boots, shoes and waterproofs
  • New underwear: for men, women and children
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, detergent, sanitary towels (complete packets only, no tampons), razors
  • School supplies: stationery, pens, drawing, craft materials
  • Fabrics, haberdashery
  • Volunteers: to sort and pack
  • Cash: to pay for transport, schools and vocational training.


  • Clothing
    Men, Women and children's practical clothes only, Boots and Shoes tied or taped together with European size marked (no heels must be suitable for walking), Trousers, Belts, Jumpers & fleeces, Thermal vests &  leggings, coats, Hats, scarves and gloves (taped together), New underwear, Tights, Socks, Bras
  • Shelter
    Tents, complete tents ONLY, instructions are beneficial, Blankets, Sleeping bags, Ground sheets, Tarpaulins, Torches, Wind up radios
  • Toiletries
    Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Deodorants, non-aerosol, Razors. New Hairbrushes, New Combs, Women's sanitary towels (no tampons)
  • First aid
    Bandages, Plasters, Dressings, Tape, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Foil preservers
  • For babies
    Nappies, Baby food (no pork), Baby milk, Clothes, Baby wipes

Drop off points and opening times

Penicuik North Parish Church 9:30 - Noon
Penicuik High School 9:00 - 15:00
Beeslack High School 9:00 - 15:00
Lasswade High School 9:00 - 15:00
Gorebridge Parish Church 9:30 - Noon
Newtongrange Parish Church 9:30 - Noon
Mayfield & Easthouses Church 9:30 - Noon
St Nicholas Buccleuch Church, Dalkeith 9:30 - Noon
Loanhead Parish Church 9:30 - Noon
Loanhead miners' Club Noon - 15:00 Monday - Friday