warehouse.htm EDA WAREHOUSE

EDA Warehouse, 16a West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1PN

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The warehouse is behind a red-painted wire-grid gate on the South side of West Harbour road, just past the TEBA boxing studio and opposite Pickfords Warehouse. There is free parking in the road outside. Its the only red gate in the street! .


GENERAL WISH LIST
  • Clothing for men and women, young and old, babies, children, teen-agers living in tents and makeshift accommodation, and facing a cold wet autumn and a freezing winter.
  • Waterproofs of all sorts
  • Winter coats, padded jackets
  • Woollies and fleeces and sweaters and socks and woolly hats and gloves and mitts.
  • Wheelchairs in good condition
  • GOOD SHOES AND BOOTS --MOUNTAIN BOOTS -- WELLY BOOTS -- PADDED BOOTS
  • UNDERWEAR (NEW only!)
  • TOILETRIES: SOAP, SHAMPOO, TOOTHPASTE, SANITARY TOWELS, RAZORS
  • SIMPLE FIRST AID: PAIN KILLERS, PLASTERS, DISINFECTANTS
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES: paper, pens, pencils, Laptop computers WIndows 10 capable
  • FABRICS, WOOL
  • PACKERS
  • CASH

to ask about donations, collections, volunteering in the warehouse please phone
Ian: 07857 855849 or David: 0796 356 2686
or email: HQ@edinburghdirectaid.org
what happens next -- where is it going -- what's it all for ?

Incoming goods will be carefully packed, sorted and boxed and palleted. When 40 or so pallets are ready (about 10 tons) a 40' shipping container will be ordered. When it comes, warehouse volunteers stuff it full and send it on its way, first by lorry to Grangemouth, then by way of several container ships to Beirut.

For each of the three wintersbefore the last, EDA shipped one or two containers of winter wear to Arsal, a small town in Lebanon over 5000 ft above sea level on the border with Syria with bitterly cold winters, 35,000 inhabitants and over 70,000 Syrian refugees. In Arsal we run a community workshop and vocational training courses and a distribution centre. In the winter of 2016/17, thanks to the great generosity of the people of Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and further afield, we were able to send more than ever before. Enough, to make sure that no-one in Arsal was inadequately clad last winter. This winter, lets do it again!