Where can I donate clothes for Turkey? Charity appeals across the UK

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a close up of clothes which you can donate to Turkey in wake of the recent earthquakes
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From clothing to cash donations - here's how you can help civilians in Turkey and Syria following the recent earthquakes.

Charities and local communities across the UK are currently rallying to send aid across to parts of Turkey that were hit by the earthquake this week. Drop off points in different regions have been set up to accept clothing, bedding and baby essentials requested - which will then make their way to Turkey to help those in desperate need of relief. 

It was a similar narrative following Russia invading Ukraine, with members of the public wanting to play their part and donate to Ukraine as the ongoing war sees civilians displaced and whole areas destroyed. We share where you can donate clothes to Turkey presently, plus details of where you can donate financially to help too.

Where can I donate clothes for Turkey?

1. London drop off locations

Twitter user Sofia Mavili has shared details of donation drop off points across London. Items requested include heated blankets, duvet sets, baby clothes, women hygeine products, winter clothing essentials, coats, boots, socks and sleeping bags.

Collection points listed include:

  • South London - SE1 5TY
  • Hackney - E8 4FF
  • West london - TW4 5NP
  • Beyzade Restaurant, Southwest London - SW15 2SR
  • Cafe Joice, Stoke Newington - N16 OUL
  • Rosy Lea Cafe, Putney - SW15 2SP
  • The Highcross centre, Fountayne Road - N15 4QN

For more information reach out to @sofiamavili on Twitter.

2. Yorkshire drop off locations

The owners of Rafters Grocers based in Driffield are appealing for new and unused donations of blankets, pillows, clothes, baby clothes, tents, sleeping bags, winter coats and boots, dry food, sanitation and hygiene products.

Once boxed up, please drop your donations off at:

  • 60 Middle St S, Driffield YO25 6PH

For more information visit the Rafters of Driffield Facebook page.

Those wanting to donation in Hull can do so via two Turkish establishments.

New Turkish restaurant Anatolia in Beverley - located in the former ASK Italian building in Wednesday Market is asking for donations. Clothes, baby clothes, nappies, baby milk, boots and shoes, socks, sleeping bags and tents, dry food, sanitation and hygiene products are being requested, of good and clean condition. 

Those that are closer to Ares Cafe Bar on Holderness Road can also drop the same supplies off there. These will then be transferred over to Anatolia restaurant where they will be shipped to Turkey and Syria.

The two addresses to drop off donations are

  • Anatolia restaurant, 2 Wednesday Market, Beverley, United Kingdom
  • Ares Cafe Bar, 301-303 Holderness Rd, Hull HU8 8TE

For more information visit Anatolia's Facebook page or contact them directly on 01482 871042.

3. Cambridge Central Mosque

Those based in Cambridge can donate essentials that are being sent to Turkey to support the Turkish Red Crescent appeal for aid in regions affected by the recent earthquake.

New and used clothes are encouraged to be dropped at the Cambridge Central Mosque - with donations acception from Friday 10 February until Wednesday 22 February.

For more information visit the Cambridge Central Mosque website

4. Historia Meze, High Wycombe

Turkish restaurant Historia Meze Grill in Oxford Street, High Wycombe is appealing for money plus winter clothing donations and other items including baby formula, hygiene products, tents and wind-up flashlights.

The message is to "please donate as much as you can," according to Historia’s Facebook page.

For more information contact the restaurant on 07852596908 or email hello@historiamezegrill.co.uk. 

5. Edinburgh, Scotland

Also in Scotland, Twitter user İdil Akıncı has shared that donations for Turkey and Syria are currently being accepted at 248 Leithwalk (next to Best Kebab House). Items most requested include baby food, formulas, hygiene products, tent, heater, sleeping bag, thermal clothes, underwear, socks (new), shampoo, hand cream and gloves.

For more information reach out to İdil Akıncı on Twitter.

6. Preston Community Hub

Preston Community Hub, found near New Hall Lane in the city centre is collecting warm clothes and blankets. While the priority has been clothing so far, from February 13 onwards, the hub will also start collecting tinned food.

For more information visit their Facebook page

7. Northampton

Nottingham based charity Love Mercy Hope is accepting clothing and blanket donations for Turkey. Anything you'd like to donate can be dropped off at the following location:

  • Nottingham Bazaar, 171-173 Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1FD

For more information contact Love Mercy Hope via their website

How to donate money to Turkey

The following charities are all actively working to provide aid and humanitarian assistance to civilians in Turkey and Syria following the recent earthquakes. 

Visit their website for further details on how to donate and how your money helps.

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