Donate Your Stuff to Help Refugees

From Jeff Stein ’10:

Hey 2010 (and anyone else joining in on the Senior Week Festivities):

I’ve been volunteering for The International Rescue Committee in New York City and would like to make a request on their behalf: If you are leaving any of the following items here in Middletown when you leave campus, the IRC would really appreciate if you would donate them!

These items will go directly to refugee families starting new lives in New York City, who often arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. Any help in providing these necessities goes a long way towards giving them a better chance at forming stable and successful lives here in the U.S.

THEY NEED:
– laptop computers (ideally with functioning operating system :-) … )
– plates, cutlery, pots and pans (in good condition)
– fans
– electric kettles
– notebooks, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners
– throw pillows (optional)
– posters/frames (optional)
– blankets
– area rugs
– umbrellas
– curtains

If you have any of these items and would consider donating them to the International Rescue Committee I would be happy to pick them up for you. Additionally, anyone willing to donate a working laptop computer gets a beer of their choosing!

Please contact me for pick ups: jstein02@wesleyan.edu or 516-647-4513 (day or night).

Thank you and party hard.