The Mobilize Boston Shipping Container is en route to Syria! The container, filled with 13,801 items including vast amounts of medical and educational supplies, clothing and hygiene kits, was shipped from New York on July 8.

School supplies ready to be packed (Courtesy photo)
School supplies ready to be packed (Courtesy photo)

It is projected that the container will arrive in Turkey in early August. From there, it will go through a series of customs clearances, and then be trucked into Syria to our local nonprofit partner there. The local partner will then distribute the JFS backpacks to communities in need on the ground in Northwestern Syria.

Follow the container with us on the tracking page here.

Rashi students write cards for refugee children in Syria (Courtesy photo)
Rashi students write cards for refugee children in Syria (Courtesy photo)

Earlier this spring, JFS of Metrowest, in partnership with the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees and generous support provided by The Shapiro Foundation, committed to sending a shipboard container full of personal care, medical and other supplies to children and families living in refugee camps inside Syria.

For more information and see how you can get involved on our blog.

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