Help Needed for Afghan Refugees at Fort Lee - Updated List
Help Needed for Afghan Refugees at Fort Lee – Roughly 70% of the SIV (special immigrant visa) Afghan refugees coming to Ft. Lee have families with young children and will need clothing and toiletries. The Senior Command Chaplain, COL Thomas Allen, is the POC for collecting donations from local charities (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As of 30 AUG 2021
Afghan Guests Needs List:
URGENT NEED REQUESTED BY NGO’s
If you receive this list, please pass it along to any and every one that you have already shared it with. This is list is updated daily and we need to make sure that we manage the gifts of faithful people by letting you know what we still need. An old list floating around may not be helpful.
We are in urgent need of all types of SUMMER clothing for babies, children, boys and girls and all adults. Think families when you consider what we need.
We have been asked not to receive clothing bought from Goodwill or Thrift stores. This is the very first set of clothing these guests will receive in American and we want to welcome them properly. We also ask for conservative clothing with no logos or inappropriate language. Lightly used clothes are welcomed. Here is what we need:
The Chaplains of Liberty Chapel, Fort Lee are in urgent need of all types of SUMMER clothing for babies, children, boys and girls and all adults. Think "Families" when you consider what we need.
We have been asked not to receive clothing bought from Goodwill or Thrift stores. This is the very first set of clothing these guests will receive in America, and we want to welcome them properly. We also ask for conservative clothing with no logos or inappropriate language. Lightly used clothes are welcomed.
WE NO LONGER NEED THE FOLLOWING: Diapers, Wipes, Pacifiers, Crayons, English Flash cards, Puzzles, Pack 'n' Plays
WE NEED THESE ITEMS:
Women & Girls:
Underwear for woman & girls
Leggings for girls & women (critical need)
Sports bras (critical need)
Shirts for women size Small/Medium (preferably light material with 3/4 to long sleeves)
Long skirts size Small/Med
Closed-toe shoes women sizes 7-8
Sock size 7-8 women
Men & Boys
Underwear men and boys
Pants size 34 & below for men
Shorts size 34 & below for men
Shirts all sizes
Belts size 34 & below
Closed toe shoes sizes 7-8 for men
Socks sizes 7-8 for men
All sizes for boys clothing
Infant clothes Newborn to 24 months
Baby formula for newborn only
Coloring books are still in demand
Playing cards, please
Games for kids in their room
Nerf balls & toys of all kinds
Back packs of all kinds
Duffel bags for families to have as luggage when they leave Ft Lee
First aid kits
Adult & children masks
Electric kettles for warming tea & baby bottles (critical need)
Phone chargers of all kinds, iPhone and Samsung. (They need to call & check on family who have not arrived yet.)
Personal Items - Travel size is best!
This includes everything from baby shampoo (critical need), hand sanitizer, deodorant, toothpaste, mouth wash, lotion and any items you would need to travel. If you are providing personal hygiene items, please NO large items.
To deliver items collected, please bring them to the Sisisky Gate Visitor Center with Driver License ID.