Run Welcome Boxes in your church

Would you like to welcome newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers to your local community?
Is your church in an area with lots of asylum seekers and refugees?

Welcome Boxes is an excellent way for newly-arrived asylum seekers and refugees to meet local people and find their way around the local area. By participating, your church can send trained volunteers to deliver a box filled with small gifts and local information to refugees who have recently arrived in your area and give a warm welcome to them. Your volunteers will continue to welcome the family or individual over the next three months or so, helping them access support available to them and linking them into your community.

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‘We’ve been referring guests hosted on our scheme to Welcome Boxes for over two years. When I was approached by Julie to ask if they could support our guests, it was music to my ears! Because we are very busy, any additional service that makes guests feel more welcome adds value to what we do. St. Peter’s, apart from visiting and befriending our guests, have also regularly hosted tea parties, barbecues and more, providing a safe and welcoming space for asylum seekers to relax, make new friends and enjoy the hospitality. While our guests’ situations and journeys through the asylum process can be very painful and protracted, the touch of human kindness extended under the Welcome Boxes scheme makes a world of difference to them. I can’t thank Welcome Boxes and the church enough for the kindness and support they have shown to our guests!

Tommy Cloherty, Housing Justice

Welcome Boxes Referrer

Get in touch to find out more today

No matter where you are in the UK, there is something your church can do to help welcome refugees. If you’re not sure if Welcome Boxes is right for you, Welcome Churches is able to help you to identify what the best option for your church is. Get in touch today to find out about the options available for your church.

Help a refugee find friends and community when they first arrive in a new area today.