This post is part of the Twelve Days of Oxmas series which will run from the 1st to the 21st of December 2016. The series showcases some of the many Oxfam Unwrapped gifts, fair-trade products and books we have to offer in store and online. 

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On the first day of Oxmas my true love sent to me… a winter warmer kit for the refugees

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The Winter Warmers is one of our many Oxfam Unwrapped presents. The way it works is simple: you buy it for your true love/best friend/mum/third cousin twice removed/puppy and your money goes where it is most needed!

Your support of Oxfam Unwrapped allows vital work to be carried out in communities that desperately need help. Find out more about Oxfam Unwrapped here and here.


Oxfam winter kits contain essential items to help see refugees through winter, things that they wouldn’t have if they’ve fled their homes in an emergency. It can include items like warm bedding, jerry cans and buckets for carrying water, tools and salt for clearing snow, and waterproof plastic sheeting. So when winter comes, your gift can help keep people warm and dry. This gift supports our Responding in an Emergency (RE) projects.

Your Christmas Winter Warmers gift in action: 

In Lebanon, Oxfam is helping Syrian refugees like Hanin to stay warm through winter. Hanin fled Syria with her husband and one-year-old son after their home was destroyed during fighting. They were able to move in with Hanin’s extended family in Lebanon, but facilities are basic and they had no heating. Her main priority was her son’s safety. At night Hanin and her husband would give him all of their blankets, while they would struggle to sleep in the cold. Oxfam provided the family with a much-needed heater to keep them warm during cold winter months. “With a heater everything is different. We can all stay warm and I don’t have to worry so much about my son and that he might get sick.” Oxfam winter kits provide essential support to families like Hanan’s to help keep them safe until they can get back on their feet.


Buy it online here or pop in store to get it!