Throughout the run of Selling Kabul, Seattle Rep will be collecting donations to support local Afghan refugee families in partnership with Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) (a long-time partner of Seattle Rep's Public Works) and Seattle Opera. Bring your donations when you see any of Seattle Rep’s shows from April 22 - May 22, 2022. You will see bins in the lobby where you can leave your donation. Thank you so much for your support of our local community!
About the Drive
Due to the large influx of Afghan refugees arriving in the Puget Sound, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has contracted with ReWA to act as a resettlement agency, assisting 25 Afghan families find employment and housing. ReWA case managers are helping new arrivals with basic needs, including accessing public benefits (cash and food), enrolling in Apple Health, Emergency needs (food, clothing, diapers, etc.), enrolling in school, and more.
The Seattle Opera will be holding a drive in their building at the same time, during their run of The Marriage of Figaro.
General List of Food & Supplies Needed
Dry and Canned Food
- Naan Bread
- Wheat Pita Bread
- Rice (Basmati)
- Dried Beans
- Dry Lentils (yellow or brown)
Personal Hygiene Products:
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Sanitary Pads
- Bar Soap
*ReWA is also looking for furniture donations, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before donating.
Questions? Contact Nabra Nelson.
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized nonprofit that provides holistic services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive. In 35 years of work with multi-cultural communities, we have refined our services to most effectively promote integration and self-sufficiency. All of our services are designed to quickly and effectively stabilize clients, promote acculturation, increase language proficiency, and improve employability.