From Cara:

By the end of April/early May, we hope to have some information about our refugee family! I’ll share once we get more information.

We’re planning to continue working on the apartment this Sunday,April 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We have a few things left to do, such as: painting, and pressure washing the deck. Please join us if you can. Contact me if you need the address.

I’m also collecting furniture and household items to finish furnishing the apartment. Please see list below and let me know if you have anything you want to donate. I’ll expand the list to include personal items, such as clothing, once we have the refugee family info.

ITEMS STILL NEEDED FOR REFUGEE FAMILY APARTMENT

Furniture:

  • Dressers (2) – smaller one for small bedroom; bigger one for main bedroom
  • Small area rug for small bedroom
  • Lamps (2) with light bulbs
  • Desk for main bedroom
  • Small dining room table – 30” x 30” or close to it
  • 4-6 dining room chairs

Appliances/electronics:

  • Microwave – small
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Rice cooker

Sheets/linen:

  • Sheets for 2 twin beds
  • Comforters for 2 twin beds
  • Blankets (at least 2-3)
  • Pillows (4)
  • Towels (4-6)

Kitchen:

  • Pots and pans
  • Utensils
  • Mixing/serving bowls
  • Cooking utensils, e.g. spatula, wooden spoons
  • Can opener
  • Tea kettle

Paper products:

  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet paper

Other items:

  • Storage bins for closet
  • Full length mirror
  • Trashcans (2)
  • Smoke/CO alarms
  • Fire extinguishers

Toiletries:

  • Shampoo, condition, soap
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Hand soap

Cleaning

  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Plunger
  • Cleaning products, e.g., dish soap, Windex, sponges, rags
  • Brush/broom
  • Laundry detergent
  • Mop
  • Iron/ironing board