Help the children of Barbuda

Barbuda is a very small island with a population of approximately 2000 people. Hurricane Irma completely  destroyed everything, including the hospital and airport. All of its inhabitants have been moved to shelters and homes on its sister island of Antigua. They have lost everything.

One of our customers has asked us for help. Her husband is from the twin island state and has family still there.  They are desperate to help. They are asking for donations of clothing and supplies to send to the people of Barbuda. The Antigua & Barbuda Consulate will be shipping humanitarian aid later in September.

If you have any baby and children’s clothing (tropical climate) or supplies, please drop them off at the shop (1854 Danforth Avenue) before 6pm on Friday, September 15th.

Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thank-you.

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Here was the note sent out by The Antigua & Barbuda Consulate:

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA NEEDS YOUR HELP! AS YOU ARE AWARE:
The island of Barbuda has been evacuated as there is total damage. People have lost everything.
In response, the Antiguan Consulate in Toronto is collecting items to ship on September 23 by air for emergency aid.

Here are the emergency items they are requesting:
Diapers, wipes
Baby food
Dried and canned milk
Baby clothes
Children’s clothes
Baby bottles
Soap
Disinfectant
Pillows
Sheets (all sizes)
Blankets
Toiletries
Sanitary pads
Underwear (children, males, females)
Large garbage bags
Medical supplies
First aid kits
Painkillers
Shaving kits (male and female)
New towels
Batteries
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
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