Act Local, Think Global

With your help, during the month of February, we, in partnership with The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor, Marblehead Community Charter School, and Swampscott Unites, Respects, Embraces - SURE, hope to fill a large shipping container full of clothing, food and personal items to be sent to Syrian refugees via NuDay Syria.  Join us as we act locally, while thinking globally.  Donate gently used or new items and volunteer to help us sort and pack.

NuDay Syria was established to help alleviate the humanitarian suffering taking place in Syria since March 2011. We first learned about NuDay Syria and their reputable work in country while attending a screening of The Netflix Original Short:  White Helmets.

NuDay Syria advocates for girls and women who now find themselves with no male breadwinners and often have little skills and experience earning and providing for their families.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with on this initiative.  Through NuDay Syria, goods from the Marblehead, Salem & Swampscott communities will be shipped directly to Syrian refugees.

**We are delighted that the volunteer openings to sort and pack donations filled so quickly, if you would like to be notified of openings or contacted if we add additional shifts please join the NuDay Syria Collection Call list here**  

Additional way to support this effort:

Shop The Magic Hat Thrift Shop. Stop in to Magic Hat before February 24 and purchase a pre-filled bag of items for $5.  Magic Hat will set the bag aside for SPUR to pickup.  Your contribution supports both the Marblehead Public School PTOs for student enrichment and Syrian Refugees.  Double Down on Good Deeds!

Make a reservation and dine on February 21, between 5p - 9p at The Landing Restaurant in Marblehead.  SPUR will be the recipient of a benefit night in which 20% of total sales from food and alcohol will be donated to SPUR.  We are donating the total amount received to NuDay Syria to help offset the cost of shipping.

 

Gently used or new items we are collecting-

Clothing **please only contribute items in good wearable condition - i.e. you would be happy to wear**:
Clothing, all genders and sizes
Coats, all genders and sizes
Warm winter gear (hats, gloves, boots, etc.)

Shoes
NEW underwear
NEW socks

Personal Care items:
Sanitary pads
Diapers
Bar soap
Powdered detergent
Shampoo
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, etc.

Household items:
Sleeping bags
Blankets

Toys:
Soccer balls
Stuffed animals
Non-battery operated toys
School supplies: crayons, pencils, spiral notebooks, coloring books, etc.

Canned Food Items **Expiration date 2018 or beyond**
Garbanzo Beans
Fava Beans

Peas
Tuna

Baby Formula

Medical equipment:
Unopened packages of Band-Aids, gauze, antibiotic ointment, alcohol, etc.
Crutches  (*limited collection locations)
Wheel Chairs  (*limited collection locations)

**Please consider also contributing a large box of 13 gallon white trash bags so that sorted and packed items can be prepared for shipment**

 

Drop off locations:

Haverhill
Right at Home Senior Care, 350 Main Street at the back entrance during business hours

Marblehead
Lynch / van Otterloo YMCA, 40 Leggs Hill Road during business hours
Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street during business hours
National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant Street during business hours
St. Andrews Church, 135 Lafayette Street during business hours

5 Trager Road, on the front porch between 9am and 7pm daily   (*accepting location for crutches and wheel chairs)

Salem
Right at Home Senior Care, 3rd Floor at 19 Front Street during business hours

Somerville
Right at Home Senior Care, 120 Middlesex Avenue during business hours

Swampscott
The First Church in Swampscott Congregational, 40 Monument Avenue between 10am - 12noon  (*accepting location for crutches and wheel chairs)
Atlantic Hearing Care, Inc., 990 Paradise Road, Suite 1G during business hours
Eastern Bank, 405 Paradise Road (Vinnin Square) during business hours