I can’t believe it either, but it’s already the week of Warm Up 2, our clothing donation event in benefit of refugees and Kreuzberg Hilft at Voo Store this Sunday! It’s pretty easy – you donate clothing (according to the list below), get one raffle ticket per kilo donated, and then win amazing prizes by fabulous Berlin companies.
Just in case you forgot, here’s the list of our amazing sponsors, who all went out of their way to give you fabulous and expensive prizes for your efforts:
Aesop, AM+, Big Stuff Smoked BBQ, Deliveroo, do you read me?!, Geist im Glas, Hallesches Haus, Industry Standard, Kochtail, MDC Cosmetic, MYKITA, NEW TENDENCY, No. 74, P & T Paper & Tea, Parkhaus, Pauly Bar, and Voo Store!
So, you don’t have anything to donate? No worries, you can either just buy a raffle ticket for 10,- (which will entirely be donated to Kreuzberg Hilft) or go out and get some new stuff, because this year we’re also accepting certain new items.
In case you need another reminder on why your donations are needed, and are not yet following our weekly update on the refugee situation, here’s a NYT article about the chaotic reception of refugees in Berlin.
Here’s what we need you to donate.
To make sure we only collect the stuff that’s really needed, the following list has been compiled together with Kreuzberg Hilft:
- Used or new women’s or men’s winter clothing: jackets, pullovers, pants & jeans, hats, scarves & gloves (only in sizes S & M, all washed & intact)
- Or donate new items: socks (cotton or wool), underwear & undershirts (sizes S–XL, muted colors & conservative cuts). Seriously, the demand for these is huge and Kreuzberg Hilft actually spends a lot of the donated money to buy underwear and socks. The market at Maybachufer is a good place to shop for these items.
- And of course: winter shoes, blankets, mats & sleeping bags
Sadly we won’t be able to accept any other donations and will have to be strict. Anything else would create more work to sort, clean, wash, and repair the pieces. Also, please bear in mind that many of the people benefiting from this are Muslim and coming from a war zone, so please refrain from giving us sweaters with “fun quotes” or anything military. Just be a considerate donor and check the list and you’ll be fine!
I am super happy to introduce you to another supporter, Box at Work, a sustainable self storage company, who will take care of packing, storing and transporting all donations, just because they thought we needed that help. Box at Work offers you a simple solution for moving and storing your items, they’ll deliver boxes, collect and store them, and you can manage all your items online, all within a clear and affordable pricing system.