Your Help Needed for Afghan Refugee Families

Sep 30, 2021 | Beacon, News, Racial, Top News

In response to a number of Afghan refugee families settling in the Puget Sound area, East Shore is committed to assisting MAPS-MCRC in gathering appropriate household items for them. The 8th Principle Team is sponsoring this drive as their work to accountably dismantle oppression.

Please consider donating gently used, clean items specifically requested below and bringing them to East Shore where we will collect and then transport them to the MAPS-MCRC storage unit from where they will be subsequently distributed.

Here are items that are of use:

  • pots and pans: especially nonstick ones
  • dishware: plates, glasses, platters, bowls
  • silverware & utensils
  • bed linen: especially twin sheets, pillow cases.  (Please put in plastic bag labeled regarding content)
  • towels
  • microwave ovens
  • lamps
  • vacuum cleaners
  • irons
  • small tables, end and coffee tables

We will not be collecting clothing, toys, or other furniture at this time but may in response to a specific request for these.

You can drop off items at the church in the Sanctuary building on Sundays through Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from now until October 31. Also look for a possible opportunity for a drop off event.

Meanwhile, please spread the word as we would like to gather as much and as soon as we can.

If you are interested in helping (especially with transporting the items) or have questions, please contact Ryam Hill, Marilyn Mayers or Nicole Duff.