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Local People Asked to Help Find Essentials for Refugees

People across Perth and Kinross are being asked to help welcome refugees to the area with essential items for adults and children.

The Church of Scotland in Dunkeld is helping the team at the Perth and Kinross Association Volunteer Service and local people can offer their donations there.

Empowering Communities Team Manager, Jenni Keenan, said: “Some of the items we are asking folks to date are the essentials, like toiletries for example – things we all need! Other things, like a nice fleecy blanket and toys for the children, are the bits and pieces that help make a new house feel like home.

“Every item in the pack is part of the wider aim, which is to provide a warm welcome to our community to our new arrivals, and help them to create a home here.”

The complete list of items which are being appealed for includes:

For Adults

  • Toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Soap
  • Adult toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Razors (male and female)
  • Hairbrush
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hats, gloves and scarves
  • Notebooks (A5 or A4) and pens
  • Tokens of Scotland such as a tea towel or guide book
  • Fleece blanket or throw
  • Rucksack or tote.

For children and teens

  • Hats, gloves and scarves
  • Toys and books for toddlers and children
  • Cuddly toys
  • Toiletries for teenagers

Donations dropped off in Dunkeld at The Chanonry in Cathedral Street which will be open on Monday and Tuesday (30th. & 31st.) from 10-12 in the morning and 7-8pm. 

Donations can also be dropped into The Gateway on North Methven Street, Perth on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September between 1pm and 6pm.

Any questions can be sent to: MinoritiesHub@pkavs.org.uk

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