As part of the Refugees Welcome Here! campaign for 2018-2019 WUSC Keele is leading and many on-campus student organizations, departments and colleges are collaborating in our 2018 Winter Clothing Drive for clients of the FCJ Refugee Centre, running until December 7th.
If interested, you can read about last year’s efforts and the spirit of this initiative at this link.
The York U Refugees Welcome Here! Campaign, led by WUSC Keele have organized the:
WINTER COAT AND CLOTHING DRIVE FOR CLIENTS OF THE FCJ REFUGEE CENTRE
“In Canada, with winter coming we believe at our centre that the protection of refugees begins with winter clothes to provide a warm welcome. It is beautiful to see York students acting in solidarity with humanity from the earliest years of their post-secondary education.”
-FCJ Refugee Centre Co-Director Francisco Rico Martinez
The following are the on-campus drop off spots and participants to date:
207 BETHUNE COLLEGE (College Head’s Office)
217 FOUNDERS COLLEGE (College Head’s Office)
107 MCLAUGHLIN COLLEGE- Amnesty International at York
106 FIRST STUDENT CENTRE-York Federation of Students (YFS)
329 SECOND STUDENT CENTRE- Islamic Relief
1009 IGNAFF KANEFF BUILDING (Osgoode Hall Law School)-Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)
807 KANEFF TOWER- Centre for Refugee Studies/Syria Response and Refugee Initiative/
WUSC Keele Committee/Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean(CERLAC)/ Centre for Feminist Research
The Refugees Welcome Here! campaign is supported by the Syria Response and Refugee Initiative of York’s Centre for Refugee Studies (www.yorku.ca/refugees). Thank you WUSC Keele for leading this year’s Winter Clothing Drive.