by Brother Johannes Maertens
The house offers emergency hospitality to young and vulnerable refugees in the Calais area and Justice and Peace have visited several times in the past (Ed).
Next to accommodation we offer also on almost a daily base to young and vulnerable refugees a shower, a meal, tea, do their laundry and we offer them to spend some time in a house. Through the offer of this basic help we can accompany more than 10 unaccompanied minors under 16 and many other young refugees. As we are serving more people than ever before we are using more of our resources than planned.
Donations and gifts are welcome We can use: For Personal use: Shower gel, shampoo, toothbrushes, body cream or oil (like Vaseline, Nivea), Socks 36-43 Boxer shorts S/M (No Large please), Sport shoes 39-40-41, Pocket nail cutter (Also helpful: Power bank mobiles). Clothes for young men are welcome, BUT PLEASE FOR NOW ONLY small size T-shirts and jeans! WE HAVE ENOUGH TOWELS AND TOOTHPASTE thank you! For the house: Disinfectant, All-purpose cleaner, Anti-scalant, Toilet cleaner, Washing powder or liquid (mostly color wash, Laundry Stain remover, Softener, Calgon, Washing-up liquid, Tablets and liquid for the dishwasher, Toilet paper. Food: Ground Coffee and lots of MILK – the youngest ones really drink a lot of it. (J&P advise: Buy it at French supermarkets if you visit, or send money, as suggested below) Financial support is welcome! Association Maria Skobtsova. Here are the bank details: IBAN: FR761562902625ms. 0002172700193 BIC: CMCIFR2A Bank: CCM Calais, 85 rue Mollien, 62100 Calais
NB Justice and Peace will probably make a trip towards the end of August to take gifts as listed above. Please get in touch if you wish to contribute items. Barbara Kentish