In 2016, millions of people were forced to flee their homeland to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. This horrifying journey was made to escape the terrors of war, persecution, conflict and violence. This mass exodus has since become the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation.
Many of these refugees ended up in Calais. Here they live in shocking conditions with inadequate protection from the elements. Tents are banned and they often find their sleeping bags and possessions confiscated by the Police; This is to avoid camps from reforming after the closure of the ‘Jungle’. These refugees desperately need our help.
Care4Calais is a volunteer run, resource-efficient charity delivering essential aid and support to refugees living in the worst conditions across Northern France and Belgium. They offer much needed support across so many important areas we often take for granted, and it just so happens one of these areas is our expertise...Clothing!
As a print and production company run by humans (believe it or not) errors happen! This can be in the form of misprints, small rips or tears and so on! Instead of throwing these items away, we like to box them up and save them for the less fortunate. Brand new garments and samples with negligible errors more than fit to make someone's life a little bit easier and warmer.
At the start of the month, we had collated 7 large boxes which we shipped down to the amazing crew at Care4Calais. Our garments were then distributed amongst the refugees to help them through the cold evenings and provide a little moment of joy at a very hard time. Everyone deserves that feeling of love that's present when receiving an item you’ve wanted for some time.
We love to giving back and offering help wherever possible so will continue to help the amazing volunteers at Care4Calais when we can.