Collection drive for Fox Valley refugees looking for donations


APPLETON - 75 refugees from Myanmar, Iraq, and Congo will be placed in Appleton later this year.

To help them adjust to their new homes, Lawrence University and local organizations including the World Relief Fox Valley and the Fox Cities Kiwanis are asking the community to donate things that would help furnish their apartments.

Organizers are looking to collect everything from bath towels, dining room sets, and dressers to pots and pans.

Saturday was the first of three collection days. People are encouraged to bring by their donations again to the building at 320. E. College Ave. on the following dates:

March 1 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

March 4 4-7 p.m.

FOX 11's Pauleen Le spent the morning at the collection site to see how the first day went and what donations they still need.

For more information on the collection drive, click here.

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