Rexburg for Refugees

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“For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; Naked, and ye clothed me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” – Matthew 25:35-36

Rexburg for Refugees is dedicated to empowering small communities like Rexburg and the surrounding areas to aid in a global crisis.

Currently, there are more than 60 million refugees and displaced individuals and families across the globe. Some are as close as the Salt Lake valley. They need our help.

Rexburg for Refugees was created by Wit Logs owner, Emmilie Whitlock, and her husband, Eric.

The purpose of this project is to enable citizens of Rexburg to help a worldwide cause.

Rexburg for Refugees will provide regular updates for how community members can help by donating gifts in kind as well as monetary donations. Rexburg for Refugees will provide donation pick-up for all gifts in kind.

All in-kind donations will be taken to the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City. One hundred percent of all monetary donations given to Rexburg for Refugees will be donated to the IRC as well.

Text Emmilie (707-672-3899) or Eric (480-570-0503) for pick-up on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday from 5-7 p.m.

Here is a list of current needs:

**items may be new or used (see ineligible used donation list below)

Personal Hygiene:

Body wash
Body lotion
Deodorant
Hair brush/comb
Razors
Tooth brush
Toothpaste
Towel set
Toilet paper
Shampoo/conditioner
Feminine hygiene products

Home cleaning supplies:

Multi-purpose cleaner
Sponges
Scrub brush
Toilet cleaner
Hand soap
Laundry detergent
Mop/broom
Paper towels
Bucket

Baby items:

Diapers – Any size
Baby wipes
Teething toys
Baby bottles
Pacifiers
Nail clippers
Baby wash
Baby lotion
Diaper cream
Outlet covers

Gift cards to locations such as:

Target
Walmart
Smiths
Albertson’s
(Please no gift cards to Broulim’s)

Adult work bags:

Back pack
Reusable water bottle
Insulated lunch bag
Watch
Planner
Notebook
Pens
Mini first aid kit

Household items:

Blankets
Handmade quilts (Full and twin sized. No t-shirt quilts)
Pots and pans
Kitchen utensils
Home decor

Misc. items:

Used working bikes
Gym/running shoes
Soccer balls

Used items not eligible for donation:

Car Seats
Stuffed Animals
Helmets
Linens/Towels
School Supplies
Hygiene Items
Cleaning Supplies
Vacuum Cleaners
Bed Pillows

Items not currently accepted:

Canned food
Clothing
Winter clothing
Fabric

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