HELP PARK RESETTLE REFUGEE FAMILIES FROM AFGHANISTAN!
BE PART OF THIS IMPORTANT HUMANITARIAN PROJECT!
Park Synagogue is going to be resettling at least one refugee family from Afghanistan in Cleveland in the next few weeks and we need your help! We are working with US Together, a Cleveland area refugee resettlement agency, on this important project, but will be looking for help from the congregation in a variety of ways. Park will be responsible for completely furnishing at least one apartment, plus providing other extra items and services to make the transition to life in Cleveland as smooth as possible. Please join us in this exciting opportunity to welcome refugee families to our community!
Diane & Jared Schnall, Park’s Operation Resettlement Project Co-Chairs
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
MAKE DONATIONS OF GIFT CARDS OR MONEY
Any amount of donation or gift cards to Target or Walmart is helpful. Send gift cards and checks (payable to Park Synagogue) to Operation Resettlement, Park Synagogue, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124 or make a donation on Park’s website (www. parksynagogue.org) with a note that the donation is for Operation Resettlement.
DONATE FURNITURE (New or Gently Used):
dressers or storage units, kitchen table and 4 or more chairs, couch, upholstered armchairs, end tables, lamps & light bulbs, nightstands, NEW ONLY full/queen & twin mattresses, box springs, bed frames
DONATE KITCHEN ITEMS (New or Clean & Gently Used):
toaster ovens, dish sets, silverware sets, water glasses, pots & pans, baking sheets and pans, mixing/serving bowls, cooking utensils & knives, cutting boards, colanders, can openers, placemats, kitchen wastebaskets and trash bags; kitchen towels
DONATE BEDDING & LINENS: (New or Clean & Gently Used):
towel sets, bath mats/rugs, full/queen & twin size sheet sets, full/queen & twin size blankets and quilts, full/queen & twin size mattress pads, alarm clocks, bedside lamps, small wastebaskets and liners, laundry bags/baskets, NEW ONLY pillows
DONATE BATHROOM ITEMS & CLEANING SUPPLIES: (NEW ONLY):
Hand sanitizer, bathroom wastebaskets, shower curtain liners & hooks, soap or body wash, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, bathroom cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, plunger, hand soap, sponges, cleaning cloths, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, mops, brooms, dustpans, large trash bags, first aid kits
DONATE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS (New or gently used);
Baby items (as needed), car seats (as needed), school backpacks & supplies, TV, clock radio, computer set-up, toys and children’s books
JOIN THE PARK OPERATION RESETTLEMENT COMMITTEE:
Lend a hand to collect and/or purchase items needed for the family’s apartment, help clean and set-up the apartment, or help in other ways when the family arrives. Please note that background checks are required for any volunteers having direct contact with any family members.
To make a donation of furniture or other items and/or to volunteer to be part of the Operation Resettlement Committee, please contact Jared Schnall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen Petler at email@example.com or 216-371-2244 ext. 122. Drop off your donations to Kangesser Hall on the lower level of Park Synagogue Main (3300 Mayfield Road) on Tuesday, December 14 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm or on Sunday, December 19 from 9:00 am-12 noon. If neither of these dates are convenient or if you need assistance with delivering your donations, please contact Jared or Ellen for help. If you have a van or truck that could be used to pick-up large items, please let us know.