free food/clothing/furniture/places to stay

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captainmission
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Oct 28 2004 14:04
free food/clothing/furniture/places to stay

as part of the NO borders manchester group we're putting a booklet together aimed at destitue refugees with information on how to get free stuff.

hoping if anyone would know places/organisations that sevred free meals, shops will to give out of date produce and decent skipping sites arround manchester. Also orgnaisations offering free clothes/ furniture.

spike
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Dec 16 2004 22:34

there are a load of free clothes in my basement - sadly they are mostly hippy shite and covered in dust.

on a slightly more useful note, skips in affluent suburbs like chorlton can be full of tasty delights IME

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Dec 17 2004 09:01

what about projects like Wesley furniture project?

http://www.thewesley.org.uk/docs/about.htm

Or even salvation army and groups like that?

Perhaps we should organise some kind of collections?

redbricks has its free stuff pile as well, but anything half decent seems to go quickly wink

captainmission
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Dec 18 2004 17:32
spike wrote:
there are a load of free clothes in my basement - sadly they are mostly hippy shite and covered in dust.

looking for places that are more permanent really.

think we already know all the big places like wesley and the sally army, was think thinks more like local churches or religious organiations that regularlly give free food.

there was collection of toys for the Xmas refugee social, but it can be alot of work and you need storaage space.

spike
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Dec 18 2004 19:35

bollocks! i totally forgot about that social today embarrassed

i knew there was something vaguely useful i was meant ot be doing today other than drinking coffee.....

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Dec 18 2004 20:48

you could also give out a little advice on jobs, like what to avoid and so on, i mean when i went to asylum centres the first thing i got asked was how to speak enough english to do a job interview

just an idea, it might not be feasable or might be a stupid idea

john

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Dec 19 2004 12:00

tell me about it, i was still lugging bags full of stuff for the social home from the office do on friday afternoon...

nice people gave so much though and i raised 30 quid on friday from workpeople to help pay for the party

smile

captainmission
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Dec 21 2004 15:26

still got those bikes to drop off lucy. Can we do that soon? Cos there filling up half my living room at the moment.

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you could also give out a little advice on jobs, like what to avoid and so on, i mean when i went to asylum centres the first thing i got asked was how to speak enough english to do a job interview

think there's plans to have a drop in place about employment at the new social centre, but probably a good idea for the zine and all.

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Dec 22 2004 18:38

i found the directory i made about sources of free or cheap clothing furniture and household items. i wrote it in 2000 though so we'd need to ring through it and check the info. It lists 30 odd organisations or whatever and it covers places in Central, South, North and Greater Manchester, so maybe it'll still be useful.

don't know how far the working group thats doing this has got. do any of you?