Students from Loreto Convent are having a coffee morning in the Regional Cultural Centre today to help provide ‘Welcome Packs’ for families from Syria who will make Letterkenny and Ballybofey their new home.
The Transition Year students would like everyone to enjoy a free coffee and, if possible, bring along a donation for the ‘Welcome Packs’.
Spokesperson for the Young Social Innovators group, Liena Yousif, said: “The packs are to make the families feel welcome and to show that the people of Donegal care.
“Our group, F.R.E. E. (For Refugees Entering Éire),have been working on this for a while and we’ve had a great response already.
“Our ‘Welcome Packs’ will include gifts for the home and a board game translated to Arabic from our colleagues in the mini company Hotspots.”
The students are also hoping to include a bus tour of Donegal for the Syrian families as well as holding a Culture Week.
Donations for the Welcome Packs must be in New or Nearly New/Excellent condition.
They would like: cuddly toys, candles, money, framed artwork, and any other gifts for the home.
The Coffee Morning takes place today, March 16th, at the Regional Culture Centre from 11am – 1pm. Everyone is welcome.