Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Refugees are welcome here! Show them you care.

in Action
refugee cots in Ernst-Grube-Halle photo: Stura Uni Leipzig
refugee cots in Ernst-Grube-Halle photo: Stura Uni Leipzig

500 refugees from various countries will be coming to Leipzig. Temporary quarters have been set up at Leipzig University in the¬†Ernst-Grube-Halle which is usually used for volley ball and other activities. No one knows for sure how long they will need to stay there, but it looks like at least til October. As you can imagine, hosting 500 refugees in a sport hall takes some organisation and a lot of help.¬†Fj√§llsangels Gemeinn√ľtzige Aktion¬†is reaching out to the greater community (that’s you and me) for donations. Right now they are collecting welcome packets.

welcome packet for refugees
welcome packet for refugees

What’s in a welcome packet?¬†It’s simple: 1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste 1 deodorant, 1 bar of soap and 1 packet of biscuits (without chocolate, because it’ll melt in the current heat)

Collection Points

Heilsarmee Leipzig (Southeast/East)
S√ľdblick 5a, Central Collection Center
Tue 11-16 
Wed 10-16
Thur 10-16
Fri10-14 

Kolmstr. 2, Charity Shop 2. Chance
Mon-Fri 10-18
Sat 10-13

Radsfatz (Fahrradselbsthilfewerkstatt) (East)

Eisenbahnstraße 113b HH, 04315 Leipzig
Tue 14-18
Thu 14-18
Sun 15-19

Fußgänger (South)
Karl- Liebknecht- Str. 36, 04107 Leipzig
Tue-Fri 10-19

Onkel Tom’s H√ľtte (South)
Arthur-Hoffmann-Straße 120, 04275 Leipzig
Sun-Thur 9-0
Fri-Sat 9-1

Schwan/LeCygne (South)
Wolfgang-Heinze-Str./Ecke Herderstraße
Mon- Thur 10 – 23
Fri 10 – 1
Sat 11 – 1
Sun 11 – 23

kostbar
Karl-Heine-Strasse , 04229 Leipzig (West)
Mon- Fri 09 – 20
Sat 09 ‚Äď 16:00

Späti Schatzinsel
Forststraße 7, 04229 Leipzig (West)
Mon-Sun 9 – 0

Universitätsbibliothek Zweigstelle Erziehungswissenschaft (West)
Karl-Heine-Strasse 22b (Haus A, Vorraum Lesesaal)
Mon- Fri 10 – 16