Help Refugees started as nothing more than a hashtag in August 2015. A group of friends wanted to raise £1,000 and fill a van full of donations to take down to Calais. Within a week, we had raised £56,000. We were soon receiving 7,000 items every day.
Fast forward three years, and we have helped over 722,500 people, managed over 25,000 volunteers, and we support more 80 projects across Europe and the Middle East. We have established a fieldwork first, networked approach to giving aid, establishing local networks and working with local partners to deliver projects.
Boosted by the support of high-profile musicians, filmmakers and actors who joined our Choose Love campaign, we believe that together with our partners, volunteers, fundraisers, and supporters we have pioneered a new movement in humanitarian response – ordinary people to help other ordinary people in need in the most direct of ways.
We help where the need is greatest. Flexible and fast in our response to the genuine needs of refugees, we fill gaps and act where big NGOs and governments don’t.
94% of your donations go directly towards supporting refugees across Europe and the Middle East.
- We are among the most efficient refugee charities in Europe
- We’ve had thousands of volunteers
- We’re funded by people like you
- We don’t have any highly paid executives
- We provide vital aid to people fleeing war, persecution and poverty
Giveacar and its donors are proud supporters of Help Refugees as they work hard at supplying donations to refugees. If you’re planning to scrap or sell your car, give a car instead to help those in need. Your donation can ensure a refugee is kept warm at night and receives the right medical treatment. Do a good deed and Help Refugees when you donate your car to charity.