Day 301: Help Welcome Refugee’s

Written by on October 26, 2012 in charity, Measure Impact, World - 1 Comment

Each day I will write about something that a person can do to help others. I want to prove that we can help others and our world without having a lot of money or time. I feel strongly that we all have something that we can offer. The things that I write about will usually not take up much time or require large donations. For 300 other ways you can make a daily difference, visit DoGoodEveryday365.com

https://www.facebook.com/#!/Journeys.End.Refugee.Services?fref=ts

http://www.jersbuffalo.org/index.php/contribute/category/donate

Day 301:

Action: Donate Used Items
Time Needed: Time to Find and Mail or Drop Off
Requirements: Need to clean out the attic or basement
Cost: Only cost of mailing or gas if you drop off

https://www.facebook.com/#!/Journeys.End.Refugee.Services?fref=ts

http://www.jersbuffalo.org/index.php/contribute/category/donate

Can you imagine that you are living your life and one day because of things that out of your control, you have to leave your country because you will be in danger if you stay? There are so many things that go on beyond our borders that make people have to find a place stay to go. These people have gifts to bring to us and since our country is based on welcoming others that is what we need to do. Journey’s end provides these brave people with the service they need to become productive members of our community.
Journey’s End is providing informational sessions to help us all to understand about some of the stresses that brought individuals here. The talks are in Buffalo, NY and they will help you learn about refugees. The dates are on 10/25 at 8 AM, November 1 at 5:00 PM and November 8 at 12 Noon.
These talks are free and you will come away being a better community member. You need to register ahead of time. You can do this on their website.

If you are unable to make it to these great informational programs, there are other way you can help. When refugee’s come to settle in Buffalo, they need some basic supplies to get started. If you are cleaning out some things you do not use anymore, this would be a great place to donate these items.

You can help by sending in some of your used items instead of tossing them out. You will change the world for these brave pilgrims that are coming here for a fresh and safe start. Here is a list of the items that they need.

Items with an asterisk* are always in short supply.

Home Again Starter Kit
coffee
tea
cereal
rice
macaroni/pasta
paper towels
toilet paper
shampoo
soap
crackers
canned soup
salt and pepper
cooking oil
tomato sauce
flour

Housekeeping Pack
Broom*
Dustpan*
Mop*
Bucket*
Laundry soap*
Laundry basket*
Light bulbs*
Garbage bags*
Cleaning rags
Paper towels*
Dish washing liquid*
Window cleaner*
General disinfectant*

First Aid Pack
Bandaids
Thermometer
Antibiotic ointment
Tylenol
Gauze pads
Antiseptic wipes
Aspirin
Latex gloves
Iodine and alcohol prep pads
Medical adhesive tape
Antacids
Medicine measuring spoon

Personal Hygiene Pack
Hand soap
Tooth brushes*
Tooth paste*
Comb and brush*
Shampoo*
Sanitary napkins
Wash cloths
Bath towels*
Men’s deodorant
Women’s deodorant
Razors*
Toilet paper
Hand towels

Welcome Pack
Pens
Pencils
Stationery
Tissues
Calendar
Tablecloth
Centerpiece for a table
Candle
Matches
Notebook
Stamps
Domestic phone card
International phone card

Good Night Pack
Blankets*
Pillows (must be new)
Sheets for single or double beds (please indicate which)
Pillowcases
Lamp
Clothes hangers
Alarm clock*

School Pack
Backpack
Spiral notebooks
Pencils
Pens
Ruler
Binder
Children’s scissors
Glue stick
Lined paper
Eraser
Calculator

Kitchen Pack
A set of dishes
Pots & Pans (preferably no Teflon)*
Large cooking pot*
Cooking utensils
Glasses
Can opener*
Silverware*
Clock
Dish drainer*
Disc scrubbers*
Kitchen towels
Pot holders
Serving bowls, platters

Food Pack
Salt & pepper
Five pound bag of sugar
20 lb. bag of rice
5 lb. bag of flour
Cooking oil
Each ethnicity will have specific food items that are staples. Lists available from JERS

Other needed items
Dressers*
Lamps
Couches
Chairs
Kitchen table and chairs*
Baby diapers*
Car seats*
New socks and underwear—any size*
Vacuum cleaners*

Green Cleaning Kits
Baking soda
Distilled white vinegar
Castile soap
Lemon juice
Kosher salt
Scrub brush
Caddy for ingredients
Reusable cloths/washcloths

Additional items given to refugee families as they become available:
TV*
VCR*
Microwave*
Telephone*
Fans*
Sewing machine*
Computer*
Iron and ironing board*
Bicycles*
Helmets*
Radios*
CD players*
Strollers*
Umbrellas*
Shower curtain*

 

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