The Whatcom Peace and Justice Center and Voices for Peace in the Middle East are sponsoring a donation drive this summer to support refugees stranded in Europe.
Donations of soft goods and certain hard goods will be collected on August 20, 2016 at Saint James Church, 910 14th Street in Bellingham. A truckload will then be taken to Value Village, which will pay per pound for all items collected. The money will be used by the Salaam Cultural Museum for humanitarian and medical aid for people affected by conflict and natural disaster in the Middle East.
Fundraising drive: How it works
Soft goods -- must be clean and dry
Clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, undergarments, jewelry, accessories, bags, wallets, bedding, towels, curtains, tablecloths and other cloth materials.
Toys, small household goods and appliances, books, CDs, DVDs
Weapons, hazardous materials, computer monitors, infant car seats, cribs and other infant products restricted by law, swing sets, food, pets, large appliances, marine vessels, swimming pools, vehicles, cash, and intangible property.
Where to take donations
The main collection date is August 20. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., people can bring their donations to the parking lot behind Saint James Church (910 14th Street in Fairhaven).
Assistance with delivering your donations
Assistance can be arranged for community members unable to store or transport their donations to the church on August 20. Please call Martina at (425) 213-2394 to arrange a pick-up.
You can make monetary gifts directly to the Salaam Cultural Museum.
Send a check by mail:
Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM)
3806 Whitman Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
Or give online:
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