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PLEASE HELP OUR NEIGHBORS WITH DONATED ITEMS

11/04/2022 12:46:00 PM

Nov4

Pamela Schwartz

HAITIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS IN THE VALLEY NEED ESSENTIALS AND WARM CLOTHING AND MANNA GUESTS NEED WARM COATS

In partnership with Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service (JFS) has brought to our attention that recently arrived Haitian families are living in hotels and overcrowded apartments in the Valley. Because they are not considered "refugees" by the US government, they are not eligible for many benefits. JFS is providing critical support and has made it clear that more help is needed. Many families do not have the basics they need to sustain themselves and their families (many with young children), especially as the winter approaches.

CBI is joining with the Jewish Community of Amherst, Beit Ahavah, and Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice of Western MA (JAIJ) to collect desperately needed goods for these families.

WHAT TO DONATE
  • Packages of diapers in all sizes & baby wipes
  • Sanitary napkins (not tampons), soap, and deodorant for women and men 
  • Warm clothes for babies (especially), children and adults, of all sizes (new or gently used, no rips or stains please)
  • If possible, each clothing item/s should be put into a bag and marked with the type and size so that families can easily go through and see what they need.  


In partnership with Manna Soup Kitchen
Manna Soup Kitchen has also informed us of an urgent need for adult-sized winter coats, hats, gloves, and mittens for their guests. Please consider donating clean, warm coats in good condition. Our goal is to collect at least 20.


WHERE TO DONATE:
COLLECTION BOXES FOR BOTH DRIVES ARE NOW IN THE CBI ENTRANCE

WHEN TO DONATE: Now through November 20

If you would like to help sort/deliver items to Jewish Family Service for our new Haitian neighbors, please contact:
Henny Lewin (
hennylewin@yahoo.com)

To help with the coat drive for MANNA, please contact:
Joan Schaffer (
joanjrs@gmail.com)

Thank you for doing what you can, and above all, for being in a community together.

Best,
Pamela, Randi, Sara and Jen
for CBI's Tikkun Olam Committee

Sun, November 27 2022 3 Kislev 5783