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Friday
Mar252011

Warm clothes, blankets needed for new refugees

Six new Burmese families just arrived from the Thai refugee camp last night with children ages 2 (boy),6(girl) and 8(boy), and one expecting mother.  They have no warm clothes or bedding, esp blankets. 

We are looking for the following to help these families get the basic neccesities as they prepare for the very difficult adjustment ahead.

We working with the Oakland Burmese Fellowship Church to store and distribute these clothes. 

If you are willing to donate any of the following, please consider donating:

  • Small-medium sized children's clothes appropriate for cold weather.  Please no stains or holes.
  • Adult jackets(small and medium sizes only please),
  • bedding/blankets
  • beds/mattresses

Please only donate items that are clean and in good condition. Please, no stains, holes, etc.

Where to deliver

On Saturday, 2/26 from 2-5pm: Oakland Burmese Fellowship Church, 524 22nd Street, Oakland CA 94612

Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm: Lao Family's Oakland Office, 2325 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601-PLEASE CALL AHEAD and ask for Aye Thaw at 510-533-8850.

Reader Comments (2)

Hi Mary,

I wanted to know if it was ok to send more than was requested. I've made three hats and am going to make two older kids scarves. I have lots of extra yarn so if you need any additional warm clothes, I can make more hats and scarves.

March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmmie Harrison

Hi Ammie!
Sorry, I just saw this comment.
That's so awesome. There are new folks arriving all the time. It's starting to heat up again, so the time pressure is off, so if you want to work on stuff for the Fall, you have some time.

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Fuller
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