Google map lets people search for their nearest drop-off point to send supplies to Calais
Those looking to support people in refugee camps by donating clothing, toiletries or camping equipment can now use a map on Google to easily find their nearest collection point.
The map (below) shows grassroots donation points across the world.
All you have to do is zoom in to your part of the country to find your nearest collection point.
For most locations there is a link to take you to your local collection’s website or Facebook page
The map is by no means exhaustive but is a good place to start for those unsure of where they can donate.
Another great place to go to is the Calaid Facebook page or its website. Calaid is trying to unite individual groups by organising fortnightly collections of goods to take to Calais with collection points across the country.
It is also accepting financial donations via its crowdfunding page - originally set up to raise £1,000 it has now raised over £100,000.
Some of the donations that are badly required include shoes and trainers from size 7-11, tents, small and medium size jackets, travel bags, sleeping bags and toiletries. A full list of is on the Calaid website.