Help for Afghanistan

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Help for Afghanistan

In response to the urgent and traumatic situation in Afghanistan, the diocese’s Global Mission Commission will be initiating a few ways our diocese can help support our Afghanistan brothers and sisters affected by this.

Donations: The diocese will be collecting items for the remainder of September that will be distributed to people coming from Afghanistan into our airports. See below for drop off locations. 

  • Items for babies: Diaper cream, clothes, newborn hats and socks, diapers, wipes, bottles, baby food (no glass jars and no meat) spoons and new pacifiers
  • Children's clothes (long sleeves and pants)
  • Towels
  • MEN'S CLOTHING-IMMEDIATE NEED* (no shorts or tank tops)
  • Women's clothing (mostly long sleeve but modest short sleeve is acceptable, no shorts, dresses or tank tops)
  • Feminine hygiene products (no tampons)
  • New modest underwear for adults and kids
  • New socks for adults and kids
  • Hats for all ages (cold weather and warm)
  • Blankets (clean or new)
  • Shoes (new or clean with very little wear)
  • Toys (not battery operated)
  • Balls
  • Stuffed animals
  • NO GLASS ITEMS, pillows
  • Please no monetary donations, e.g. gift cards, cash, etc. Only items from the list please.

Drop off locations for these items:

  • St. Matthew's, Maple Glen
  • St. Thomas, Whitemarsh
  • St. Peter’s, Phoenixville
  • St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Phila.
  • St. Martin’s Church, Radnor
  • St. David’s, Radnor

Other ways to help:  If your church would like to offer property as a temporary shelter, would like to volunteer your time, learn how to be an advocate, or you feel you have skills that could be of use surrounding ESL /interpretation, free immigration legal support please contact us.