Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MLK, Jr. Day 2009

Kentucky Refugee Minstries is participating in the MLK, Jr. Service Day.

KRM will be open from 10 am to 7 pm to host a "Welcome Home" fundraiser for newly arrived refugees. We will accept the following items to warmly greet clients by furnishing their apartments with the following items. Please only donate new or gently used items.

1. Pots and Pans
2. Can Openers
3. Cutting Knives
4. Silverware
5. Broom & Dustpan
6. Mop & Bucket
7. Unused Cleaning Supply Items (washing detergent, all purpose cleaner, dish soap, sponges, etc.)
8. Trash Cans
9. Alarm Clocks
10. Umbrellas
11. Unused Toiletry Items (soap, shampoo, deodarant, toothpaste, lotion, etc.)
12. Iron and Ironing Board
13. Vacuum cleaners
14. Booster seats & Car seats
15. Technology Items (radio, computer, TV) *Only if they work.
16. Linens and Towels

We do not accept any clothing due to limited space, but you can donate clothing items to Goodwill and ask that Kentucky Refugee Ministries receive the credit. This allows new refugee clients to pick out clothes that are their size when they first arrive and credit our account.

The above items are listed in order of priority. The higher the item, the more we need it.

Thank you in advance for any donations you can provide!

Also don't forgot about the Volunteer Workshop on January 27th at 6:00 pm. It will be held at the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church and should last about an hour. The topic will be "Respecting Culture" and former refugees will share information about their own culture as well as "DOs and DON'Ts". Please RSVP to krmlexington@gmail.com by Friday, January 23rd to reserve a spot. Hope to see you there!

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