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Donations to Help Refugees

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Donations to Help Refugees

By Katie Kozak. CREATED Mar 4, 2014

APPLETON -- Lawrence University and the Fox Cities Kiwanis Club are joining forces to help refugees coming to the Fox Valley.

The college recently purchased a former bank building on East College Avenue and they're using it as a donation collection site to help the refugees coming here over the next year. Tonight, the Kiwanis Club held a furniture drive to help those in need get on their feet in a new country.

"We're collecting all the things they need to set up an apartment. We need everything, chairs, dishes, pots and pans, glasses, you name it, we need it," says Dawn Malcom with Fox Cities Kiwanis.

About 135 refugees are coming to Appleton, Neenah, and Menasha from Congo and the Middle East.