Welcome to the Refugee Café item donation shop! Here you can browse and purchase the items that they need this month.
The team at Give Today then make sure your donation is delivered directly to their door.
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Donate exactly what is needed.
Refugee Café was formed in 2019 to bridge the divide bridging the divide between refugees, asylum seekers and the wider community. By providing a path to employment and friendship, they help refugees and those granted Asylum in London to build safe, happy productive lives.
The items listed here are those currently needed by the Refugee Café. When you purchase a donation through this store, your exact purchased item is sent directly to them. They can then distribute or use the donated items as required, making a real, tangible difference to someone’s life. It also means that Refugee Café don’t have to spend money donations on items, and can instead use it for those things only money can buy.
There is no minimum order size, and all items include free delivery.
Refugee Café don’t pay for their shop, and Give Today use just £0.50 of the item prices below to cover transaction costs and price fluctuations from suppliers. Give Today do not profit from the sale of any items on the website.
Refugee Café at work:
The Refugee Café aims to provide opportunity to refugees via employment in the catering industry. In place of illegitimate jobs, low wages and exploitation, it is their mission to provide a sense of purpose, community and security to those granted asylum in the borough of Lewisham. Their project’s aim to integrate vulnerable individuals into society and the UK job sector is underpinned by a campaign to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by the refugee community and a drive to engage everyone in support.
Thus far the Refugee Café has focused its efforts on distributing artisan products made by local refugees for the Lewisham community and beyond in order to simultaneously raise funds and awareness, and provide refugee chefs with invaluable work experience. Goods from chilli paste to hummus and pickled asparagus to biscuits are sold in their hundreds via fairs and markets, local shops, and events. Artwork is also available to buy on their website.