Blanket & Coat Drive ’16

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011 which has left an estimated 400,000 people dead, Syrians have been trying to escape the tumult at home and trying to find a safe haven in a different land, especially in the neighboring countries (Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon). 

One of the biggest challenges these people face is the harsh winter conditions which make an already dire situation even worse. Having seen the troubles they’re facing with firsthand, Embrace Relief volunteers in the US have been collecting blankets and winter clothing for them for the last three years. 


warehouseThe Syrian Refugees Blanket & Coat Drive campaign last year was a blast with approximately 40,000 blankets and 33,000 winter coats collected in over 100 drop-off sites all over the country. Our volunteers consisted of people from all walks of life; from college deans to elementary school students, from activists to Broadway set designers… They all came together for the single purpose of helping another refugee family somewhere.

(you can see some of our volunteers here) 


Later on, a group of those volunteers visited Turkey after the shipment for a week to observe and to participate in the distribution (see here)



Now for the fourth time, Embrace Relief is organizing another campaign to assist Syrian refugees abroad, this time to Syrians in refugee camps in Iraq. We are asking our volunteers to bring new or gently used blankets and winter coats to one of the drop-off locations listed below between December 15th and December 20th. Winter clothing is also welcome, however, blankets and winter coats are in the highest demand. 


(Please ask yourself before taking your collections to a drop-off site: Would I use this item myself? If the answer is yes, then it’s good to go!)


If you want to designate another drop-off site, please contact us at




Syrian Refugees Blanket & Coat Drive ’16

Personal Info

Donation Total: $10




Please contact the drop-off site through the indicated phone number to make arrangements before taking your collections!




TCC Hartford

380 Franklin Ave
Hartford, CT 06114
Contact Number: 203 215-5829




TCC New Hampshire

540 Chestnut Street 3rd Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Contact Number: 315 450-3849




TCC New Jersey – Passaic County

420 Kuller Road 2nd Floor
Clifton, NJ 07011 
Contact Number: 973 234-9969
Hours: 9am – 3pm


Embrace Relief Headquarters

18 Passaic Ave Unit 1
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Contact Number: 201 528-3181

Palisades Park

TCC New Jersey – Bergen County

111 Grand Ave Suite 101
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Contact Number: 201 482-0576


Pioneer Academy of Science

164 Totowa Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Contact Number: 973 405-5169




TCC Albany

291 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204
Contact Number: 518 951-0309


TCC Brooklyn

2727 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Contact Number: 862 221-7021


Masjid AlNoor

125 All Angels Hill Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Contact Number: 845 297-0882

Long Island

TCC Long Island

701-1 Koehler Ave
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact Number: 631 940-4046

Mohegan Lake

Hudson Valley Islamic Community Center

3680 Lexington Ave
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
Contact Number: 845 242-5671


TCC Rochester

2692 Dewey Ave
Rochester, NY 14616
Contact Number: 646 912-4714


TCC Westchester

133 East Main St. Ste 101
Elmsford, NY 10523
Contact Number: 347 251-1784




Lehigh Dialogue Center

2200 Industrial Dr
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Contact Number: 484 347-4542

Respect Graduate School

2200 Industrial Dr
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Contact Number: 610 419-1751

Camp Hill

Al Huda School

1007 Rana Villa Ave
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Contact Number: 717 774-4514


Kababish Tandoori & Grill

3433 Simpson Ferry Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Contact Number: 717 774-4514

Mersida’s Market

726 N Hanover St
Carlisle, PA 17013
Contact Number: 717 774-4514


Adventure Zone Daycare

4800 Derry St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Contact Number: 717 774-4514

Bait Ul.Hadi Mosque

245 Division St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Contact Number: 717 774-4514

Northwood Preschool

1801 Colonial Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Contact Number: 717 774-4514


Washington Heights Elementary School

531 Walnut St
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Contact Number: 717 774-4514


Al-Hikmeh Masjid

5138 E Trindle Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Contact Number: 717 774-4514

B&H Islamic Center of Pennsylvania

4922 Simpson Ferry Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Contact Number: 973 866-7007

YoFresh Yogurt Café

125 Gateway Dr
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Contact Number: 717 774-4514

Zahra Restaurant

4830 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Contact Number: 717 774-4514


TCC Philadelphia

2190 Bennett Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Contact Number: 215 776-8511


TCC Pittsburgh

1459 Crane Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Contact Number: 973 832-6365




TCC Vermont

115 College St 3rd Floor
Burlington, VT 05401
Contact Number: 802 448-0458




ATFA Norfolk

6024 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Contact Number: 646 789-1418