Chittenango Rotary members recently packed Welcome Kits for refugees from Afghanistan. The kits were donated to and distributed by InterFaith Works in Syracuse.
Launched in fall 2021, the Welcome Kit project is part of Interfaith Works' Community Sponsorship program. Welcome Kits are plastic tubs with lids (e.g., Rubbermaid containers) filled with household items for new Americans. Kits are organized into categories (bedroom, bathroom, winter, etc.) to ensure that refugees have all they need to start their lives in Syracuse.
All items in the kits were donated by club members and extra items were donated to the Town of Sullivan Food Cupboard.