Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Birmingham A Charity for Asylum Seekers in Birmingham

A place of welcome for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the heart of Birmingham.

 

Making people welcome through the provision of practical support, English classes and signposting.

 

Can you help with our immediate needs?

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Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers

 

We would be delighted to receive your donations between 10:00 and 15:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when we are open. Please check with us in advance if you want to come in at any other time.

We do not need any more plastic bottles at the current time, thank you! 

We are in need of the following :

  • Salt
  • Shopping bags
  • Shampoo - unisex or women's
  • Deodorant - male, female and unisex
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Soap and handwash
  • Shaving gel/foam
  • Hand gel 

We are also in need of the following clothing:

  • Girls clothes , especially teenage sizes
  • Boys clothes, especially teenage sizes
  • Men's t shirts in any size
  • Men's coats/jackets/raincoats
  • Men's jeans and joggers
  • Men's jumpers

Thank you for your support!

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT DONATIONS WHEN WE ARE CLOSED. PLEASE DO NOT THROW THEM OVER THE BACK GATE OR LEAVE THEM BLOCKING OUR DOORS AS THIS CAUSES A HAZARD.

 

This list is updated regularly - last updated 17/01/2023 

Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers

 

I was a stranger and you made me welcome

                                    Matt 25:35

 

St. Chad’s Sanctuary is a voluntary project supported by many friends, including
St. Chad’s Cathedral and The Salvation Army.

 

It’s a place of welcome and hospitality for
Asylum Seekers and Refugees

 

We greatly appreciate donations of food, hygiene items and clothing.

We also accept financial help as well!!!

 

Thank you, Margaret Walsh, IJS (Infant Jesus Sister and Patron)

Reg. Charity No. 1178728 

 
 

Have a listen to a bit of music!

"Living in Harmony" was written, composed and performed by students at our English through Song drop-in, supported by the talented Melissa and Lizzy from Birmingham Opera. The words,collected from different students over a period of several weeks, reflect what the Sanctuary means to them... and (if you ignore the slightly shaky camera work) it is truly beautiful!