The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware is the regional collection point for donations that will be sent to support Syrian refugees in the Middle East. UUSD will accept donations from Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 29, at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Route 9, Lewes.
This effort is part of a statewide collection for Syrian refugees. The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund will pack and ship collected donations to refugee camps in the Middle East where they are most needed. Requested donations include bedding, quilts, school supplies, hygiene items, educational toys and easy books, new socks and underwear, heavy-duty shoes, first aid supplies, sewing machines and sewing supplies. Donations need not be boxed, but preferably placed in plastic bags. Donated items should be dropped off at UUSD at the back of the parking lot west of the sanctuary, in front of the POD container.
Mac Goekler, UUSD’s Social and Environmental Justice Committee co-chair, said, “UUSD is again honored to be part of this statewide collection for Syrian refugees. UUSD is partnering with three other congregations in New Castle County that will also be accepting donations. Six million Syrians have been forced to abandon their homes and communities over the past nine years of war, creating the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. These donations are critically needed by the Syrian refugees, and even small donations will make a difference.”