Refuweegee is a local charity with a global mission: to ensure that all refugees arriving in Glasgow are welcomed to the city in true Glaswegian style.
Set up by Selina Hales in December 2015 to provide a warm welcome to forcibly displaced people arriving in Glasgow, the organisation grew from the the amazing response from people in Glasgow and beyond and has since distributed over 2000 community-built, personal welcome packs. Refuweegee gained charitable status in September 2016.
Our aim is to enable the existing community in extending the friendly welcome that Glasgow is world renowned for. We do this through our welcome packs, our events and our volunteer opportunities. We try to provide everyone who wishes to get involved with an opportunity to do so; be it through writing a letter, donating essential items, joining us at an event or fundraising.
We work with multiple organisations around Scotland, from our partners who distribute welcome packs through to schools and community organisations looking to do something similar in their area. We love hearing from other individuals, organisations, groups and projects and collaborating wherever we can on the very simple objective of making the world a nicer place to live.