Those who can are being asked to donate the following specific, and preferably new, items:
- Blankets or quilts (single or double)
- Sleeping bags
- Bed sheets, pillow and quilt covers
- Adult and children’s jackets
- Thermal socks, hats, scarves and new underwear
- Plastic floor carpets
- Adult and children’s waterproof boots
BAGS CAN BE LEFT IN PARENTS ROOM ON September 28TH, 29TH & 30TH
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE MADE BY SEPTEMBER 30th.
ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE NEW OR IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
ITEMS SHOULD BE PUT IN PLASTIC BAGS AND LABELLED.
THE PTA ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST THEM ORGANISE COLLECTION. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
It is being organised by GOAL, the DAA, Retail Excellence Ireland, Topaz and Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines has volunteered to fly the cargo to Turkey, where they will be distributed to vulnerable Syrian families in Turkey and Syria.
GOAL says refugee families in Turkey and millions of displaced people inside Syria – many with young children – will urgently require warm clothing, blankets and similar items in the coming weeks as winter approaches.
The vast majority are said to be living in tents and other unsuitable accommodation, and are partially exposed to the elements.
More than 7.6 million people have been forced from their homes inside Syria since the war began almost five years ago.
A further four million are living as refugees in neighbouring countries – including almost two million in Turkey alone.