If you are able to help us settle our Syrian families by volunteering your time and resources to one of our committees, please contact the Resource Leader who best suits your area of interest:
You may also wish to donate items that our new families will need
DONATION OF FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD ARTICLES
The website www.sharingregistry.ca has been set up to facilitate the donation of furniture and household items needed for the two families. After reading these guidelines, Please make your donations there.
Register on the Sharing Registry Home Page
By registering, you will be able to see what items are needed and what has already been donated. We are looking for clean, good quality items in good repair – things which are presentable and you would be happy to use in your own home.
Once you register, you will receive an email message acknowledging your wish to donate. Someone will be in contact with you either by phone or email to make arrangements about when and where items can be dropped off.
We may not be able to use everything you have to offer due to duplicate donations. There may also be limitations on some items depending on changing needs. Any items which are not needed for the refugee families will be redirected to local organizations working with people in need, so they will still be put to good use.
Thank you to everyone who generously donates furniture and household items through the sharing registry.
DONATION OF CLOTHING
Until we know the number of people in each family, their genders, ages and sizes, we will not be accepting clothing donations. Many people have offered clothing and we want to ensure that we only receive clothing and footwear which are appropriate for these specific families. Once we know more details about the families, we will post these here on the website, as well as on the Sharing Registry, so please stay tuned.
We appreciate your interest in assisting the Syrian refugee families, but if what you have is not appropriate for them, there are other worthy groups in Collingwood which accept good quality used clothing.
To donate, visit www.sharingregistry.ca