By Sarita Rajiv
Last week, I gift wrapped a huge pile of gifts. This wasn't me helping Santa get organised for Christmas. It was something better. It was the kind of good stuff that I hope to be able to do more of. Last Thursday, I spent a few hours at the collection centre for refugees, in Solbakken, wrapping as many gifts as I could for refugee children.
The collection centre is managed by Help Us Help The Refugees, a group of kind-hearted people in Denmark that are collecting clothes, food and toys for refugees living in asylum centres in Denmark. And they needed help to wrap to wrap gifts for Eid, birthdays and Christmas.
It was heartening to see the amount of children's items people had donated. There were books, cars, dolls, games, Lego sets, puzzles, soft toys...most of it in very good condition. Goes to show Denmark has a big heart! Wrapping gifts has never felt better.
If you live in and around Copenhagen and would like to help, check out the Help Us Help The Refugees Facebook page. They still have several toys that need to be wrapped up, not to mention clothes to be sorted and packed and, packages to be delivered to various places.
P.S: Apologies for the not-so-great quality images. I took these on my phone
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