Saxonville Fire Station Accepting Donations for Asylum-Seeking Families TODAY

Those who want to help can also make a financial donation

August 6, 2023

Info from a city of Framingham press release:

Framingham-based non-profit organization Jewish Family Service is coordinating services for roughly 40 individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. They are currently housed at a Framingham hotel since last weekend.

Two Framingham Fire Stations – at 75 A Street and 10 Loring Drive – will continue to accept donation this weekend ONLY.

Drop off is between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Please do not drop off at other times.

Items needed are:

    Cases/packs of bottled water
    Cases of shelf-stable juice
    Shelf stable milk and/or powdered milk
    Baby Wipes
    Diapers (Size 4)
    Pull ups (Size 4-5)
    NEW socks and underwear in all sizes (toddler, child and adult)

Please do not drop off other items, only those listed.

Items dropped off may help asylum-seeking families throughout MetroWest, and not just the families in Framingham.

“By the time we dropped off the two truck-loads of donations today, we had another truck load waiting for us at the station,” said Assistant Fire Chief Schultz on Friday afternoon, according to a city press release.

Due to the generosity of the Framingham Community, Mayor Sisitsky has authorized Jewish Family Service to help other asylum-seeking families in need in MetroWest with the donations.

“Community borders do not matter - humanity does,” according to Mayor Sisitsky.

Community members can also make a donation to Jewish Family Service, a 50C13 organization so needed items can be purchased for the asylum-seeking families from Haiti:

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