Here is the latest news from Le Pont (The Bridge), the diocesan welcome centre for asylum seekers, written by one of its residents.
It has been a busy last week of January here at Le Pont, since we moved out 7 adults [&] 6 Children's (from Nigeria, D.R. Congo, and Pakistan) with the support of the volunteers from Catholic Action, particularly Judy and her husband Gino, whose consistent help made it possible to move the donated furniture, in the new apartments of these asylum seeker families.
We are all ready and set to welcome new families in February. The rooms have been prepared and the the 10 new volunteers who just joined our team will be working closely with them for providing them assistance in apartment research, enrolling the children in school, organizing activities for children, teaching French, giving away furniture and winter clothes.
This ambitious program wouldn't function without the precious help of our volunteers, but also without the generous donations we have been receiving!
However we are in a constant need of basic necessities, such as:
- Vegetable oil
- Fresh vegetables
- Shower gel
- Diapers for babies and infants
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Laundry detergent (pods)
- Dishwasher detergent (pods)
These donations allow us to accommodate the new families with ease and make them feel at home while they are here with us.
We greatly appreciate all the support we have got since our opening and hope we can count on your generous support in the future.
For any requirement, feel free to contact us: