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Charity Donations to Help the Refugees This Winter

syrian-refugeesTalking to many of my friends in Dubai we are all busy “spring cleaning”.  It’s a new year and it seems that many people are preparing early for the big move in the summer and others are just using this quiet time to get organized before the next onslaught of visitors escaping the harsh winter in Europe.

Unfortunately, in many countries throughout region people cannot escape the harsh winter as they are stuck in refugee camps with hardly any warm clothes, shoes or bedding.

Groups within the Dubai community are now collecting to send items such as shoes, socks, blankets, and winter clothes so we ask you to look through your cupboards and donate.  Below are some of the charities collecting.

socks-and-soles-for-syriaSocks & Soles for Syria

Socks & Soles for Syrians is a non-political, humanitarian campaign to collect socks and shoes for displaced Syrians

Please donate new and gently-used socks, shoes and boots. Providing footwear is a simple, yet significant step in easing the suffering of hundreds of thousands of desperate and displaced men, women and children both inside and outside the country.

Through your office, school, neighbourhood, team or network of family and friends, please begin collecting and we’ll make sure the socks and shoes get to those in need. For drop-off locations please leave a message on Facebook or send an email to socks&soles@gmail.com.

You can help with the process by ensuring that the shoes are wearable. Closed winter wear would be most useful but we will accept all shoes except for high heels. Collected in double black garbage bags would also be helpful for transport.

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