Friday, October 19 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
National Refugee Shabbat is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat, or other meaningful experience, dedicated to refugees. JFS is coordinating with HIAS on this effort and also working to support the efforts of individuals and groups in the Puget Sound region.
JFS is asking individuals and groups to donate new, winter coats for resettled refugees and others JFS serves. Together, we plan to distribute as many as 200 coats to people in our community.
WHAT KIND OF COATS DO YOU WANT INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS TO DONATE?
New warm, waterproof or water-resistant, winter coats.
We need children’s, women’s and men’s.
Small and medium are the most needed sizes, but we can use a few large, too.
WILL YOU ACCEPT USED ITEMS?
We can only accept new coats for health and safety reasons and to respect the dignity of our clients.
HOW DO I DELIVER MY COAT DONATION?
If you are participating with a group in October, your group leader will provide you collection details. If you are an individual donating, contact Volunteer Services to schedule a drop-off at our Capitol Hill Campus.