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Clothes to get through the winter

Wednesday 2 November 2022

Caritas Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Red Cross are launching an appeal for solidarity to alleviate the lack of clothing for their most vulnerable beneficiaries, particularly men, via the Collection and Sorting Centre.

What clothes to donate?

Despite the generosity of the general public in helping people in need to get dressed, our stocks are empty of warm winter coats and jackets and men's clothes, especially for men," explains François Authelet, Head of the Material and Food Aid Department of the Luxembourg Red Cross.

This is why, together with our partner Caritas, we are joining forces to organise an appeal for solidarity, so that hundreds of people can spend the winter in warmth."

The beneficiaries are in particular need of warm jackets, pullovers, trainers and other shoes (tied in pairs), especially for men (small and medium sizes). Out of respect for the dignity of the people for whom these items are intended, only clean items in good condition may be used. Any item that does not meet these criteria may incur additional costs and cannot be accepted.

How to donate?

Practical information about the items sought and where to drop them off can be found below.

When a person flees a war-torn country to come to Luxembourg, he or she rarely arrives with a suitcase full of winter clothes adapted to the climate we know," explains Irène Jamsek, co-ordinator of social groceries for Caritas Luxembourg.

Caritas Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Red Cross and the Aarbechtshëllef asbl have joined forces to set up, with the support of the Ministry of the Family, the National Collection and Sorting Centre to efficiently manage the clothing collections and to cover the urgent clothing needs of Luxembourg residents in need.

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