There is a strong and immediate need for fall and winter clothing, toiletries and household items for the hundreds of refugees crossing into Quebec as they flee the US. As of late August there are over 600 refugees living at the YMCA Residence on Tupper Street. The delay in processing welfare cheques is about 2 weeks and then families move out to find their own accommodation.
This is where we can help. Instead of contacting the Y, interested families and individuals are encouraged to partner with a family to help them fulfill their immediate needs, which include transportation, household items, toiletries and clothing.
There is a Facebook group called YMCA Refugee Claimant Donations (which you can search or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/398741433852398/ ) You can ask to join to gain access to the posts by the families listing their immediate needs.
Please help! Thank you!