Donations of cash will be used for the exclusive purpose of purchasing the correctly sized items necessary for refugees to find work.
$15 covers a week of bus passes; $25 buys work boots or a week of carpool fees; $40 buys a work coat; and $150 would buy a bicycle that could be used for work transportation.
In-kind donations of the following are also appreciated: lunch boxes, Tupperware, Thermos’, work boots, work socks (new), gum boots, winter jackets, hoodies, plain T-shirts, thermal underwear, Wal-Mart gift cards of $25, and gas cards of $25.
Donations accepted Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. International Institute of Akron is located at 207 E. Tallmadge Ave. in North Hill. For info, visit www.iiakron.org.