Your Help Needed for Afghan Refugee Families

Sep 30, 2021 | Beacon, News, Racial

*** Thank You so much for all your support, at this time we are no longer taking collections.***

Now extended until the end of the year! THANK YOU to all of those who have already contributed. The turnout for this project has been so amazing, we are able to continue collecting until the end of the year!

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
  • microwave ovens
  • lamps
  • blankets
  • 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 daily, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from now until December 24. 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.