Temple Emanuel's Immigration Sub-Committee is collaborating with Church World Service (CWS) and Jewish Family Services to collect specific items and gift cards to set up apartments for refugee families. We hope you will sign up to bring specific new or lightly used items to Temple Emanuel from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. The collection will take place next to the POD storage container at the end of the service drive entrance to Temple Emanuel (behind the building). Please drive to the location of the POD to donate your item(s).
In addition to the items we are requesting, you can bring gift cards! CWS prefers Visa gift cards, Food Lion gift cards, or Walmart gift cards.
Sign-ups can be found here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/6175549680103/false#/invitation
Please only bring what you signed up to contribute. We have limited space to store items in the POD storage container before we transport the items to the refugee familys' apartments. You do not need to sign up to bring gift cards; you can bring as many gift cards as you want for any amount.
This effort was made possible thanks to a mini-grant from the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice at the Religious Action Center.