Collecting Donations for Syrian Refugee Newcomers
We're proud to team up with a group of wonderful volunteers to launch the 395th Street Store -- an initiative that will provide clothing and household items to Syrian refugee families.
The Street Store concept has taken off across the world and the idea behind it is very simple: we collect donations and setup a pop-up shop where refugees can choose whatever it is they need or want free of charge. The notion of "shopping" rather than being handed donations helps dignify the process while putting more power into the hands of those in need.
The Street Store will take place on Saturday, February 13th and we're currently accepting donations for blankets, clothing (men, women, children, and especially winter clothing), accessories (scarves, mittens, gloves, boots, shoes, etc), hygiene products for men and women (sanitary napkins, etc), new socks and undergarments and household items (plates, utensils, small appliances, etc).
JAYU has setup donation bins on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Daniels Spectrum building located at 585 Dundas Street East in Regent Park. We are collecting donations until Friday, February 12th. There are also other donation bins set up in Mississauga, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and Ajax. For more information on these bins, please email us.
The Street Store will be located at 160 Bartley Drive in Toronto. The pop-up shop will run from 11am - 2pm on Saturday, February 13th.
A big thank you to Elaria Fahmi and Natasha Khan for kickstarting this wonderful initiative.