Assistance for Arriving Migrant Families
*** Please do not deliver any items directly to the hotels. For the privacy and safety of the families, please only deliver goods to designated drop locations at times designated here. ***
Thank you so much for coming to see how you can help!
This page will serve as a place for updates and opportunities to offer your support. Thank you!
If you would like to make a monetary donation to assist the efforts, you can send your gift via Venmo to @WoburnUnited-Methodistchurch and add a note saying “Welcome Fund.” Thank you!
There are a growing number of families who have been relocated to Woburn by the state, and there is a coalition of Woburn community organizations, churches, groups, and individuals coming together to welcome these families and provide them with the basic items that they need. Many have young children and have traveled far distances. While the situation continues to change as we learn more about state assistance and what will happen next, we are doing our best to coordinate donations and services for these new Woburn families!
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9/10 Update: No donations needed at this time, sign up for alerts to keep up to date on needs!
At this moment, a group of volunteers is working to sort and deliver the items that have already been donated! We will continue to update here, and you can sign up for email alerts for how you can help! Check back or sign up for email updates above!
Possible Future Items Needed (check back for updates):
Food: Cereal, snack bars, milk boxes, juice boxes, snack foods
Baby Supplies: diapers, wipes, formula, small toys and books *Please keep in mind that families are currently in small spaces. We won’t have much use for large items like big strollers (umbrella strollers work well!), bouncy chairs. Pack and Plays are helpful!
Clothes: Men’s Clothes- all sizes, Women’s clothes – Sizes Small / Medium (mostly) and less large, Jackets, Children’s clothes
Self-Care: Vitamins, Tums, tampons & pads, cold medicine, toiletries including deodorant, basic shampoos, tylenol/pain relievers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc
Kid’s Supplies: Small toys, school supplies?
As part of a large community effort, many Woburn organizations and volunteers are proud to be playing a role in providing food, clothing, and care to a small number of refugee families who are currently being housed by the state in our community. SCI, Woburn Welcomes, and the Woburn United Methodist Church have coordinated efforts by meeting with refugees to understand their needs, enlisting donations, raising money, managing volunteers, and interfacing with state and local governments.