Church collecting sweaters for Syrian refugees

Those with sweaters they never wear have the option to give them a second life far, far away this month

Those with sweaters they never wear have the option to give them a second life far, far away this month.

The Peace Lutheran Church in Sidney, in collaboration with Lutheran churches all over Canada, will be collecting sweaters this month for Syrian refugees through the organization Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR).

“This is great opportunity for people who have extra warm, cozy sweaters to put them to good use,” said Evelyn Wiggins from Sidney Peace Lutheran.

“These people are living in tents in Jordan with a harsh, wet and cold winter coming on. Something as simple as a donation of a sweater you never wear makes a huge difference to them.”

The CLWR is an agency that responds to disaster or other types of relief efforts all over the world, Wiggins said. The sweaters will be collected at Lutheran churches all over Canada and shipped to the CLWR’s warehouse in Winnipeg where they will be packed up and sent to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan where around 125,000 refugees are living.

The church is looking for all types of sweaters and sweatshirts ­— men’s, women’s and children’s — to send to Jordan.

Donations can be dropped off at the church before Oct. 27 on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, or call 250-656-2721.

Sidney Peace Lutheran Church is located at 2295 Weiler Rd.

 

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