I am sure by now every household has read about or seen a report on the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The crisis that is already on Europe’s borders will be compounded as hundreds of thousands more people try to flee refugee camps this winter.
A number of teachers in Scoil Chonglais has been in contact with “The Jacket Off Your back” campaign which is based in Carlow and who aim to send truck-loads of supplies to Greece, Montenegro and Turkey as the winter months approach. We have decided to become a “donation station” for the week of September 14th – 18th. We are asking parents and students to donate any of the following to this appeal:
Clothes - Tracksuits (small – medium); Gloves / Hats / Scarves / Socks; Nappies / Wipes / Nappy sacks; Toiletries; Bars of soap / Shampoo; Boots / Shoes; Thermal shirts/ Underwear (all small sizes); Fine-tooth combs; Old school bags or rucksacks; Rain jackets / blankets; Old buggies; Colouring books and colours
Bags of clean clothes can be dropped into the blue bin which will be at the main entrance door everyday next week. Smaller items may be given to a class tutor at registration from Monday to Friday. Even the smallest donation can make such a huge difference to these people. As always your time and support on this matter is greatly appreciated.