Burlington charity gathers wellness kits for Afghan refugees

Kits packed by volunteers with Islamic Relief Canada are to be distributed to new Afghan families in Ontario, Alberta and BC.

Islamic Relief Canada’s staff and volunteers spent Saturday (November 13) collecting 550 wellness kits at their Burlington office, to distribute to Afghan refugee families.

The sets include hygiene items and baby items such as hand soap, sanitary napkins, toothbrushes, toothpaste, facial wipes, soap, shampoo, conditioner and blankets.

“The last few months have been a difficult time for thousands of families who have left Afghanistan for fear of their safety,” said Reyhana Patel, IRC head of communications and government relations. “Most people who have reached Canada have arrived with very few belongings. By giving them wellness kits, we want to offer them some support and comfort during this challenging transition period.”

The kits will be delivered to Muslim Welfare Canada and The Neighborhood Organization.

A total of 1,080 sets and 350 gift cards will be distributed to 1,430 refugee families from Afghanistan in Ontario, Alberta and BC

Islamic Relief Canada is a registered charity and a Muslim NGO working in more than 30 countries to provide humanitarian aid.

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