Asylum Link does not get any funds from the government. It is supported by a variety of trust funds, donations and income we raise ourselves.
14 April 2021 – As lockdown restrictions ease we are able to accept any items of shoes or clothing. These can be dropped off on a Wednesday or Thursday as there are more people in the centre (Overbury Street) on these days.
For any other type of donation it is better if you call ahead and check whether we are accepting those items 709 1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We have to set any donations aside for 3 days prior to sorting. If people have food or toiletries to donate, please contact Jannatul Chowdhury the Destitution Manager at email@example.com Thank You
Donations are welcome or, for those who wish to be more involved, membership of ALM is an option. There are a variety of ways to make a donation: donate by text or on-line, download a donation form or membership form, or you could contact us at ALM with your donation.
- Leaflet2018MembershipGift AidDonationStandingOrder
- Leaflet about ALM with forms for membership, donations,
- click onto Asylum Link Just Giving and fill in the amount to donate
- Give by Easyfundraising – you can also set up an Easytoolbar with information and video
Remember if you donate money to ALM you can increase it by 25% which comes from the Government, if you sign a gift aid form. (You must pay tax to do this)
Donating Goods (In non-pandemic times)
Food and Toiletries
ALM needs donations of food and toiletries for destitute asylum seekers who receive no benefits at all and are not allowed to work. Particularly useful are:
Food: rice, pasta, tinned vegetables, tinned tomatoes, breakfast cereal, cooking oil, tea, coffee, sugar, peanut butter, long life/UHT milk, chocolate spread, tinned meats (chicken/beef), tinned fish (tuna/salmon)
Toiletries: soap, shampoo, shower gel, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine sanitary products.
ALM needs clothes for asylum seekers who often only have they clothes they are wearing when they arrive. All sorts of clothing are welcome but especially that suitable for young men who form the majority of our service users, eg. jeans, shoes, warm jackets. See clothes leaflet Leaflet2009Clothes
PLEASE NOTE: We are very grateful for donations and we still collect clothes, shoes and some household items. However Asylum Link can no longer accept: furniture, baby equipment, children’s toys, duvets or pillows unless specifically requested. We do not have space to store these items. Thank you.
If you have anything to give that you think might be useful, please remember that Asylum Link has very little storage space so please check that we can store the items, especially if they are large, before you bring them. Please also make sure that items are in good working order .