04 Mar A CALL TO ACTION ON BEHALF OF THE YMCA: SYRIAN REFUGEE RESPONSE TEAM – FURNITURE NEEDED!
Hello from all of us at TUCK STUDIO,
I received this letter from Judith Mattie and the wonderful folks who are working at the Y Newcomer Connections program here in Saint John. Judith had asked us if we could help spread the news regarding their ongoing needs for Furniture donations. I of course said I would help spread the news. If you could take a minute to read her request below, we’d appreciate it. And, if you don’t have any furniture, a cash donation is always appreciated.
Thank you and all the best –
FROM THE YMCA:
My name is Judith and I am the Community Engagement Officer at Y Newcomer Connections. As you probably know, we are currently heavily involved in the reception and resettlement of Syrian refugees to the city. The effort has spanned two months now and the support and response we have had from the community has been incredible. One of the ways the community of Saint John have supported us is through furniture donations that have furnished the homes of Syrian families as they arrive in Saint John. We have partnered with Lancaster Baptist Church to house furniture donations and they have been wonderful to receive donations from the community on Saturdays, organize and sort through donations received. As we anticipate more Syrian families to arrive this month, we are in need of more furniture donations and reaching out to avenues that we have not reached out to before. I am primarily contacting you to see if you’d be able to help us share the message for our need for more furniture donations either through social media or contacts that you may know are looking to ‘spring clean’ and be happy to donate their gently-used furniture to the Syrian Refugee Response effort.
If you can help us, I’d be happy to share more information/details with you.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message and would greatly appreciate it if you could help us in any way.
Y Newcomer Connections
Community Engagement Officer
YMCA of Greater Saint John
191 Churchill Boulevard, Saint John, NB E2L 5C5