Emergency Sweater Drive for Syrian Refugees

CLWRCanadian Lutheran World Relief published the following news release:

As the devastation of the Syrian Civil War continues to unfold, refugees living at the Za’atari refugee camp are bracing themselves for another harsh winter.  A housing shortage, lack of appropriate clothing and a demanding climate can make life extremely difficult for families that have fled the violence. At the request of our partners, CLWR will be dispatching a second shipment to support Syrian refugees living in Jordan, and we need your help.

Our goal is to gather 10,000+ sweaters this fall and dispatch them in time for winter. Sweaters of all sizes are needed, for men, women and children.

We encourage everyone to engage their local community to help us reach this goal by issuing a  local press release and talking to neighbouring churches. New and gently used sweaters should be boxed and delivered to your local Home Hardware store (or other regional carrier) no later then October 31st. Shipping labels are always available on the CLWR website, please click  here.

The significance of this humanitarian catastrophe cannot be overstated. Over the past year CLWR has leant its support with a material aid shipment and by gathering financial donations. For decades the generosity of Canadian Lutherans has made a real difference in times of crisis. Today your help is needed again to provide warmth and dignity for those who have survived unspeakable hardships. Together we will make a difference.

Click here for a printable poster for your church bulletin board.

Note: The administrator of “Go!” is a member of the Board of Directors of CLWR. 

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