This year for Kol Ami’s High Holidays Tikkun Olam project we will be collaborating with a local organization, Do Kind Works, on their refugee support project. Do Kind Works helps refugees who are resettling into our community by setting up apartments for them so they have warm, inviting, functional living spaces as soon as they arrive. Most of the refugees are Afghans who did work with and for the U.S. military during the war. Because of that service, their lives are now in danger in their home country. Here’s a link with more info: https://www.dokindworks.
org/welcoming-our-refugee- neighbors-in-so-many- different-ways/We will be collecting household necessities; preferably relatively compact items. Think things like cleaning supplies, mattress pads, sheets, towels, pillows, cooking/baking supplies, personal hygiene products, pressure cookers (not Instant Pots – traditional ones), tea kettles, small household furnishings. Some things to keep in mind:
IMPORTANT DONATION LOGISTICS INFO:Debbie & Mike Linick have generously offered to hang onto items donated for pick up by Do Kind Works.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! And thanks in advance for your support of this important effort.