An updated local recycling list with details of where and how to donate
(All soft furnishings need to have relevant fire safety labels attached)
MAP Methodist Asylum Project:
Furniture, household goods, clothing.
For Refugees and those seeking asylum who come here with very little and need the basic necessities to live and eventually set up home. (See list of what is needed below)
Please drop off items at:
The Avenue Church, 25 The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough , TS5 6PA on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm orSaturdays 1-3pm
Contact Manager Ailsa Adamson on07970192841 or email MAPMbro@gmail.com
All items must be clean and in good condition. We do not have capacity to launder or repair items. Storage facilities are also limited, so we cannot store across the seasons.
We look for seasonally appropriate clothing (daywear) & shoes for men, women, & children & in particular
- Clothing suitable for young adult men and women
- Trainers & sensible shoes particularly for men
- Jeans & trousers
- Warm coats and jackets (during winter only)
- New underwear & socks
- Baby and children’s clothing particularly for girls
- School uniform basics (without logos please)
Sorry, but we cannot accept: wellington boots, 2nd hand socks & underwear
Bedding: Duvets, pillows, sheets, pillowcases & duvet covers
Crockery, cutlery, glasses, mugs & cups
Cooking pans and pots
Cookware, kitchenware and kitchen utensils, Knives
Household basics (bins, ironing boards, washing baskets etc)
Sorry, but we cannot accept: electrical items, bric a brac
PRIORITY ITEMS IN BOLD.. THANK YOU.
We aim to offer core items of furniture to those setting up home in the area for the first time. Items must be clean and in good condition. All upholstered items must have a label still attached confirm that they comply with fire retardance regulations. We look for:
Sofas and suites
Dining tables and dining chairs
Chests of drawers
Beds and clean mattresses
We have limited storage space, so cannot always accept donations even if we would like to. We can also sometimes collect items. If you want to discuss a possible donation please call our Project Manager Ailsa Adamson on 07970192841 or email MAPMbro@gmail.com
You can also speak to Ann Smith or Teresa Lyth –phone: 07885599810 at the Cathedral to arrange collection
FURNITURE CAN ALSO BE GIVEN TO:
You can arrange a free collection of your pre-loved household furniture and electricals. They are sold on at affordable prices with further discounts for individuals in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit.
Contact-Tel: 01642 608791
TWAM (tools with a mission): garden tools, sewing machines, engineering tools, computers, knitting machines including wool needles.
Tel: 01473 210220 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATE A BIKE! Middlesbrough Cycle Centre on: 01642 219620
Even if your bike is broken or a little worse for wear, they will repair and recycle it, and find a new home in the community or loan it free of charge.
These items see below are needed for refugees and those seeking asylum in our area.
- Rice Couscous Pasta
- Tinned Fruit
- Tinned Fish, Tuna in oil, sardines,
- Tinned Meat (not Pork)
- Tinned Tomatoes Baked Beans
- Tinned Vegetables ( chick peas, kidney beans, Sweet corn)
- Tea Coffee
- Milk (Long life) Fruit Juice
- Flour (Plain, Self-Raising) Sugar
- Oil (sunflower, vegetable)
- Toilet RollsTooth Brush /Tooth Paste
- Shampoo /Shower GelDeodorant /Soaps
- Washing up LiquidCleaning Fluids
- Washing PowderDisposable Razor
- Sanitary Towels
Food and toiletries can be left at the John Paul Centre for the Mary Thompson Fund weekday mornings between 10am and 12noon.
Food can also be left at Open Door North East
“Many of our clients are without any form of financial support and have no recourse to public funds. They are left destitute but often cannot be returned to their country of origin.
We provide weekly food parcels for up to 50 individuals a week, providing basic foodstuffs and essential items for those who cannot get support from anywhere else. If you would be able to buy an extra few items during your weekly shop that could be donated to Open Door we would be extremely grateful. You could drop it in to the office between 10-4pm on Monday - Wednesday.”
Open Door North East, Melbourne House, Newport Road, Middlesbrough TS1 5QH
Tel: 01642 213634 https://www.opendoornortheast.com/index.php/contact-us