Dear family and friends donated money over the past couple of weeks.
After buying lots of winter accessories and stuffing them in our pockets, we noticed a lot of new arrivals showing up without coats. And the temperatures kept dropping (it’s been snowing nonstop for the last two days). We conferred with Refugee Aid Serbia and decided that since we had so much money and not a lot of time to dole out the items, buying jackets would be the best thing to do.
So yesterday we went and bought 17 jackets!
We stopped by a second-hand store having a post-Christmas sale and just cleaned ’em out.
The woman kept ringing it up, and we kept adding more jackets. They aren’t parkas, which would be ideal right now (it’s 11 degrees F currently), but half are wool, and the other half a moderately heavy jacket.
We took the bags to the Refugee Aid Serbia warehouse and put them in two boxes, ready to be distributed whenever a new arrival appears, shivering in a cotton long-sleeve shirt (it happens a lot, unfortunately).
I’m so excited to have purchased all of this, and I’m grateful for the donations of generous friends and family that made this possible.
All in all, we purchased:
- 17 Scarves
- 25 Gloves
- 17 Hats
- 20 Socks (all accessories totaled $292.86)
- 17 Jackets ($207.12)