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Syrian Airport Welcome - Soccer Balls for Syrians! #refugeecrisis #yegevents

posted Nov 26, 2015, 2:40 PM by Kees den Hartigh   [ updated Nov 27, 2015, 7:33 AM ]
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The Mennonite Centre will advise us on flight arrival dates and times as this information becomes available to them. It may be December or early in the New Year, but they would like us to be prepared and ready to go. We have been asked to greet the chartered plane/s carrying large numbers of Syrian refugees. Some families and individuals will be arriving as soon as November 26, but the Mennonite Centre has assured me they are being greeted by their sponsors.


There are a number of ways you can help:


* Donate cash or cheque/e-transfer to Diana Steele for purchase of soccer balls! Can you donate for 1, 5, 10(!!) children?

* Donate children’s mittens and hats

* Donate stuffed animals

* Set up and coordinate donation centres

* Put the welcome packages together

* Transport items to the airport (when needed)

* Invite your children to participate in the welcome at the airport – the best part of all!


*We request that you please don’t donate soccer balls, as we would like to keep the quality of the ball the same for every child. As well, we hope to exercise purchasing power by ordering a bulk quantity, perhaps with a discount.


If you are able to help in any way please contact Diana Steele at Dianasteele@shaw.ca. Thank you!


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