Thanks to our donors, since 2015 we have helped 109 Sudanese refugees in California, Washington State, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. We have just sent a shipment of a jacket, sweatshirt, sweater, shirt, hat, blanket and guide to US life to a refugee in California (see picture). We have also purchased more blankets and comforters.
Contact information update
Our new mailing address is:
Doroti Organization for Humanitarian Services, Incorporated
PO Box 5151
Louisville, KY 40255
Chad camp project update
We have spoken for several hours with the leadership of one of the Darfuri refugee camps in Chad, and we have learned that they need blankets, mosquito nets, plastic sheeting for shelter. For students they need classrooms, textbooks, pens and pencils. We gathered as many details as we could about these things, and will be deciding soon on which items we will raise money for in our next Global Giving projects. For updates, check this website or visit our Facebook page.
Specifically, we sent them one queen-sized blanket, ten twin-sized blankets, fourteen jackets, eleven sweatshirts, four sweaters, a T-shirt, seventeen pairs of children’s pants, sixteen children’s shirts, twenty adult dress shirts, seven ties, twenty-six pairs of socks and thirteen pairs of adult pants. About half of that came from our donated clothing supply, while the blankets, jackets and most of the sweaters and and sweatshirts we bought with our donor’s money from Goodwill, Target and Walmart. Since there were so many members of the household who were many different ages, we sent along dress shirts and pants hoping that they would likely fit at least a few family members (ordinarily we do not send along clothing that a person would have to try on first before they accept it). We also sent a copy of our guide to US life (you can see it on top of the pile of jackets), as well as a guide to washing wool sweaters.
Good news from the family of eight we helped last month
They reached out to one of our officers after they received our shipment of jackets and blankets to let us know they were very happy with them. Good news!
And early this month, we sent another fifty-six pounds of clothing in three boxes to that family of eight: twenty-one pairs of pants, eight children’s shirts and twenty-three dress shirts. These were all from our donated clothing supply. Again, we sent these since there were so many people in the family of different ages, the pants and shirts would probably fit some of them.
Delivery of all shipments so far this year have been paid for with Global Giving donation money from our fundraising campaign last December. Thank you, donors!
And late last month we were given a $100 donation from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which is charity in the US that helps children facing financial, educational and other difficulties. The donation was meant to help us continue to help refugee children.
This is the first action we have taken with the money so many generous donors gave us last December. We have sent one queen-sized blanket, six twin-sized blankets, eight jackets, eight knit hats, eight sweaters, two purses and two copies of our guide to life in the US. A refugee family of eight in Michigan will certainly be able to use these, since winters in the northern US are still very cold.
We are also talking with residents in a refugee camp in eastern Chad, and have learned that they need blankets, mosquito nets and plastic sheeting for shelter. After clarifying some details, we will be able to prepare a budget for the Board to consider. If the Board approves, we will then post the project on Global Giving.
If you are a Darfuri refugee in the US who could use some extra blankets, clothes and guidance,
Or if you know someone like this,
Contact us and we may be able to send you some help.
Email us at: email@example.com
Leave a voicemail at: +1 502 544 4757
Or Instant Message us on our Facebook Page.
We will need to know your complete mailing address, the full name of the leader of your household, and the ages of all the people in your household. We will not publish this information, except the state where you live and the number of people in your home. But if you do not want even that published, we will keep it private.