Does Unicef accept donations of winter clothes?
Keeping children warm as temperatures drop
This winter alone, we’re planning to reach over a million children and families with cosy thermal blankets and winter clothing kits containing hats, gloves, scarves, shoes and socks. We’re also heating schools, supplying children with school uniforms, running mobile health facilities and delivering vaccines, and providing families with cash assistance so that they can buy the most essential supplies for their families.
Sourcing warm clothes locally
Whenever possible, we’ll try to procure items locally. In Syria, for example, clothing kits are often produced by local partners, which supports the local economy and saves money.
“Sourcing the clothing locally is faster and more cost-effective,” says Unicef Syria’s Eltayeb Adam. “Savings on transportation and warehousing ensure a cost reduction along with timely delivery of the kits by eliminating several layers of the supply chain.”
Other ways you can help
Although, the most cost-efficient way to support Syrian children this winter is by making a donation, it’s certainly not the only way you can help.
If you have clothes or toys to give away, why not organise a fundraising clothes swap to raise money for Unicef? Alternatively, you could sell unwanted clothes on eBay and donate a percentage of your sale to our work.
If you’d like to make your Christmas shopping count for more this year, visit our online shop for alternative gifts, including a set of warm winter clothing for a Syrian child.