Media advisory - Donate gently used and new winter clothes for Syrian refugees

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ -


The need is great for winter boots, coats, snow pants, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for Syrian men, women and children arriving in Toronto in the coming weeks. Food donation, particularly Halal, would also be welcome. Of the 10,000 applicants arriving in the first wave, 2,600 people will be coming to the Toronto area.


Monday, November 30 through to Monday, December 14


Drop off at The Yonge Street Mission, 270 Gerrard Street East, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Clothing will be distributed to Syrian refugee families, including both adults and children, who will be arriving in Canada without any winter clothes. As temperatures drop, the need will be great for these people to have help to protect themselves from harsh winter weather. Food is also needed to fill their empty cupboards. Many of the refugee families are expected to be coming to Regent Park, an area served by The Yonge Street Mission.


"We are very grateful to residents and groups who can help refugee families from Syria, who in desperate need of food and winter clothing. These people have faced great hardship. Together, we can help ease their transition to the Canadian winter with the provision of warm winter clothing. Thank you for your support."

Angie Draskovic, President and CEO

SOURCE Yonge Street Mission

For further information: Sally Ritchie, 416 929-9614 x4255,,


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