Clothes on Wheels

Clothes on wheels for refugees in Greece.

Clothes on wheels. More than 60.000 refugees are currently stuck under terrible living conditions in military camps all over Greece. Winter is coming and people will be freezing if they don’t get proper winter clothes in time. That’s why we built a mobile truck “shop”.

The project aims to provide essential clothing and shoes to refugees in Northern Greece who are woefully unprepared for cold weather. The distribution in our free mobile boutique works on a registration system and offers refugees the opportunity to choose clothing to suit their size and individual style.

The feedback we are getting is wonderful and it proves that giving people choice and the time to select what they actually want is a much more dignified way of handing out clothes than many other forms of distribution. The mobile truck shop is a collaboration project between IHA, The Refugees Warehouse, and Team Bananas to provide this much needed service to Northern Greece.

Help us keep the refugees warm this winter

We are currently in the process of expanding the size of our ‘truck shop’ in order to allow us to supply all camps that request and require clothing before the cold becomes unrelenting. It’s a big mission and involves a lot of hard work, coordination and getting hands dirty in the warehouse. The Clothes project relies solely on donations. If you want to contribute financial donations to this amazing project, please contact me for further information: mail@davidlohmueller.com

Clothes on Wheels

Starting point: The “Refugee Warehouse” in Thessaloniki.

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Team bananas box recycling.

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Sorting out.

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Everything in its right place.

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The project involves a lot of planning and organization.

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Made-to-measure: Welding clothes rails for the truck.

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Reaching altitude.

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Balancing act.

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Silent observers.

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Overview.

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The truck pulls in.

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Let’s load it up.

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Arranging the “shop.”

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Hanging out.

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Step by step.

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The truck holds up to 2000 pieces of clothing.

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Master plan.

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Morning briefing.

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Supply van: Getting ready and excited to hit the road.

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Step one: Setting up signs in different languages to explain the procedures to the camp residents.

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Step two: Before entering the truck, everyone needs to register.

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Handing out badges in small groups to avoid long queues and unnecessary waiting time.

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Gone shopping ;)

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Our mobile refugee boutique at Drama camp in Northern Greece.

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Clothes distribution with dignity: everyone gets to choose what they actually like.

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Welcoming committee.

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Waiting area: Chai tea for everyone.

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Now it’s time for the little ones.

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Clothes in all sizes and for all ages.

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Looking good.

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Happy mothers: The projects idea is not only to provide refugees with much needed clothes but also to bring back some dignity and smiles to peoples faces.

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Look what I found!

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Finally a proper jacket. Let winter come.

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Refill.

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Working hours: Day and night.

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Open until everyone gets their jumper.

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The advantage of having a “Mobile Truck Shop” – we can set it up pretty much anywhere.

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Camp by camp.

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Next please.

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Textile pile: Sorting, sorting, sorting back at the refugee warehouse.

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Charlotte from England is diving right in and is getting things done.

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Manja a long-term volunteer from Australia is one of the key coordinators and has dedicated endless hours and a lot of heart and soul into the “Clothes project”.

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We need your help.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Please help us to keep the refugees warm this winter. The “Clothes project” relies solely on donations. If you want to donate or be involved in this amazing project, please contact me for further information: mail@davidlohmueller.com

 

6 Responses to Mobile Truck Shop | Free Clothes for Refugees

  1. Nyascha Heilemann says:

    Hi David,

    ich finde euer Projekt super und würde euch gerne finanziell unterstützen. Wie mache ich das am besten?

    Liebe Grüße und viel Kraft für eure Arbeit!

    Nya

    • admin says:

      Hallo Nyascha, ich habe dir eben eine e-mail geschickt mit den verschiedenen Möglichkeiten zur Unterstützung. Vielen Dank für die große Hilfe.

  2. Josef says:

    Ich würd euch empfehlen eine direktere und einfachere Spendenmöglichkeit (link) für dieses großartige Projekt auf der Seite anzubieten.
    Super Sache auf jeden Fall. Macht weiter so!

    • admin says:

      Hallo Josef, vielen Dank für die Rückmeldung. Ich bin dran, aber es dauert leider alles seine Zeit. Bis dahin schicke ich Dir aber gerne per e-mail die unterschiedlichen Überweisungsmöglichkeiten zu.

  3. Natalie Herr says:

    Ich würde gerne mit dort hin fahren und vor Ort helfen

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