The Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) in Kansas City resettled nearly 500 refugees during 2009 and another 450 refugees are expected in 2010. The refugees came from such countries as Sudan, Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, Somalia and Burundi. The refugee families include babies, new infants and pregnant women.
JVS seeks donations of the following items to assist these families:
- New infant car seats (seats must still be in packaging for safety regulations)
- Home safety devices (outlet covers, cabinet locks, etc.)
- Infant and newborh clothing
- Pots and pans
- Tables and chairs
- Gift cards to retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target
JVS will pick up donations. If you can help by donating any of these items, please contact Jennifer Conoley at (816) 471-2808 ext. 1144 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JVS has played a major role in the successful integration of hundreds of immigrants into the Kansas City community since 1949. The agency strengthens the well-being of individuals, families and the community by promoting successful social, cultural and economic integration.