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Many of our volunteers, friends and relatives ask us what can we bring / send that would be useful. Obviously that extra pair of hands is priceless, but money and material goods are also always very much appreciated. As we are so often asked this question, we have compiled this sheet to ensure that people do not spend their hard earned cash on inappropriate gifts, or unusable items.

You might notice that used clothing and soft toys do not appear, this is because these are sent in truck loads from Europe and whilst they have been sent with good intent and the recipients are grateful for the love shown, many sit in a large storage room waiting, whilst the children have little to eat and / or help to encourage their creativity. (An exception to this is new underwear. Nobody wants to wear second hand knickers, no matter how much they are needed).

This list is in no particular order, it also includes tiny gifts and enormous gifts for any we, the children and our Partners are most grateful – Thank you.

If you would prefer to send a donation, please follow the donation tab or contactus@volunteerromania.co.uk

  • Craft sticks
  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Origami paper
  • Left handed safety scissors
  • Finger paints
  • Poster paints
  • Powder paints
  • Playdough
  • Split pins
  • 100% cotton wool for weaving
  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Paper cutting stamps
  • Kids craft items of any kind
  • Bracelet making thread, beads and links / rings and closures
  • Face paints (you will see that these add a big smile)
  • Paper ink stamps & ink pads
  • Felt for making things
  • Craft string
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Material scraps
  • Coloured wax paper
  • Fabric dye
  • Feathers
  • Glitter glue (not loose glitter)
  • Any unusual materials for your craft project with the children (They love new stuff)

We are unable to buy most of these items here, those which we can find here are very expensive.

  • New t-shirts / tops
  • New trainer bras
  • New jogging bottoms / shorts
  • Sensory learning toys
  • A mini-bus (Yes it’s big, but needed)
  • Donations for fresh food
  • Large counting links
  • Dressing development toys (with zips, laces etc.).
  • Elastic bandages
  • Heel lifts
  • Sensory balls
  • Easy hold eating utensils
  • Picture cards
  • Bean bags
  • Chew aids
  • Finger crayons

 

Donations for fresh food will be spent on what is the nutritional need at that particular time of year. Most often the need is seasonal fresh produce, fruit or fish.

The list really is endless. If you have a particular interest – autistic children or disabled children, please let us know and we will make sure that you are helping with an immediate requirement. 

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