Refugees abandoned in winter/ Paris

€5,395 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 17 months
Refugee crises has been present in our lifes for a while now, but regardless of promeses and ocasional actions, we see no changes: there are still the ones on the streets, parks, abandoned storages, left without any hope, left out in a cold, harsh weather, where temperatures drop below zero over night. 
We are the group of volunteers who have been present in Paris camps for the last year and over. We have seen the formation and subsequent demolition of many camps in Paris, and we did all we could to help those seeking any kind of shelter. Bringing tents, sleeping bags, clothes, food, and informations relevant for all of them on the camps - have been our mayor concern. 
Helping refugee families on the streets, and after when they are placed in poor housing projects, often without food, medical care, any guidence - is our priority. We have helped over ten thousends of refugees who came to Paris this last year. 
Very harsh weather and brutal policy of the authorities have forced us to ask for your help. Regardles of existing institutions and oficial camp, the results are devestating. The real situation is demoralising, brutal and it calls for action. It takes all of us.
We want to join efforts, to spead the awarness of brutal conditions refugees are left in. Paris in not a just a random stop in their voyage, it is the final destination for many. There is nowhere else left for them to go.  They need help, now in those winter days more than ever. Our goal is not only to keep them alive and if possible healthy, but to bring them some guidance, some hope in their lives, in thier instalation in France, Paris. 
Any amount of financial support is more than welcome, it is much needed. The funds raised in this campagin will be spent on:

- temporary shelters : tents, baches, sleeping bags, balnkets, emergency blankets, anything that might protect from cold;
- warm winter jackets, thermal socks, gloves, hats, scarfs, underwear, clothes and shoes to protect them from the disadvantages of living outdoors; 
- hygiene kits, toiletries and non-prescription medications for cold, flu, and other illness caused by rough life;
- food parcels for families, infants and singles; 
- emergency housing of the most vulnerable ones - families with children, isolated minors, pregnant women and others in difficulties;
- transportation and phone credits for the most vunerable refugees. 

We are facing incredible challenge, this refugee crisis is a test for our society, of our humanity. By helping refugees we determine our own future, our path. 

We are grateful for any knid of support you are willing to provide.  Share our campaign with your friends, family, give you voice to the ones who are left behind, in the cold, ignored and rejected. Help us to help them.

Thank you!!

Volunteers of Paris
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For the last two years our team has been on the streets of Paris, helping refugees with basic - food and blankets. Since the official camp has became more problematic and less open for the refugees, and surrounding area paroled by the police who are preventing anyone who tries to remain there and wait in the streets until they enter; refugees are scattered all over Paris, with hope that they will eventually be given a shelter, asylum and dignity.
We are scouting daily around known areas, keeping contact with refugees, providing them with essential items, food and most vital information on asylum seeking process. We estimate that there is around 2000 people sleeping on the streets of Paris, 200 of the are minors ages 14-18. They are the most vulnerable groups that need most of our help.

We have a lot of work ahead of us, winter has yet to start, temperatures are going down and number of refugees just arrived is larger by day. We need all the help we can get.
Here is the list of the most urgent items that we need to collect for the upcoming winter:

******Most urgent items ******



SHOES sizes 41-45
(Man sports shoes, baskets or walking shoes, no rubber, nothing to heavy, no suit shoes, all in good condition)


Warm jackets size S and M
(Winter jackets, waterproof, in good condition, sport jackets)

Socks (New)

Underwear (New, both regular and thermal) sizes S and M

Trousers sizes S and M

Warm tops sizes S and M

Hand gloves

Beanies, hats, caps , anything to warm up a head

*****Other items****

Backpack ( all sizes)

Tents ⛺️ (small 2-3 persons, 4-5persons)

Emergency blankets



Canned beens

Canned vegetables

Energy bars

Tuna cans


Juice boxes




Shaving razors

Shaving cream

Small soap

Small shower gel

Small shampoos


Diapers for babies all sizes

Hygienic pads and tampons for ladies


Second hand cellphones, smartphones, in working conditions

Lyca cards with french numbers

Top ups for Lyca cards (you can buy them and send the code in a message)



We are grateful for every donation that you made so far and we encourage you to keep shearing our posts. We need your help to keep them going, those people have suffered enormously.

Thank you!!!

blankets and food for refugees in Paris
several camps in Paris
sleeping rough at FTDA
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Refugees abandoned in winter/ Paris has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to L, Patricia and Steven.
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Wow! It has been just a few days and we already made it so far! Thank you all for the care and interest you have shown. In the last four days, we did two large distributions so far on and around the camp, providing refugees with warm blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene kits and shoes. We have also made a visit to a refugee center reserved for families with small children, where we distributed much needed clothes diapers, hygiene products, toys and even one baby stroller! Last night, we provided temporary shelter for the refugee family with newborn baby who was left on the street. They are placed in affordable hotel until Monday, after that they will be transferred to one of the housing centers. This has all been done with your help and contributions!! Thank you all!!
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€5,395 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 17 months
Created January 10, 2017
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6 months ago
Judith DeGroat
6 months ago

merci infiniment pour vos efforts.

6 months ago
Nat Godley
6 months ago

Still waiting for the magazine to pay me for that article on Jaurès, but here's some of the fee anyway!

8 months ago
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