Like the previous two weeks, my partner and I did not have a chance to visit our refugee familyv(we tried), but we should have that fixed this week. Instead, my week was filled with donations for refugee families.
Everyday last week, my partner and I, as well as other girls from the material needs group, were picking up donations from somewhere, whether from the box in Simpson, someone’s house, unloading a car, or elsewhere. It’s awesome to see how the community has been involved.
Sunday afternoon was spent organizing “the basement” which is where all of the donations are currently being held. The room was getting full and chaotic, so a few of us spent around 3 hours down there getting it semi-organized, or at least starting to. It’s also been good to go through things that we have, and things that probably shouldn’t have been donated in the first place. We’re hoping to have a free market soon, but we have to finish organizing and separating all of the items we currently have.
It’s a bit of a task, but it’s an amazing thing to see everything that has been donated, and know that there is still a lot coming. It’s a good feeling to know that we’re doing something that can tangibly help refugees.