Wednesday, October 12, 2005

DIL Clothing & Blanket Drive in New York & New Jersey for Quake Victims

YOUR DIL has established an Emergency Response Team that has established collection points throughout the NY Metro area for aid to be dropped off, so that it may be shipped to Pakistan.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has offered to fly supplies out to Pakistan from New York City. With temperatures dropping to near freezing in northern Pakistan and over a million people (est.) left homeless, we will be collecting winter clothing and blankets to send to those in need. DIL and YOUR DIL have been designated by the Pakistani Consulate to certify the contents of packages sent and will deliver the items to PIA. Items will be collected for the first shipment this Saturday morning at various locations around the New York City (see below for details) until Friday October 14 at 8pm. We encourage everyone to pass this around to your co-workers and friends. If you are able to, collect from other people on your own and drop items off at one of the official collection points. This is so important. Without these supplies, there is a great danger the death toll in the region will continue to rise. Please take the time out to contribute to this effort.

The drop off points are listed below.

Supplies Collection for New York - New Jersey

We will collect items at various locations around the city (see below for details) until Friday October 14 at 8pm.

Instructions for Drop-Off

1. Choose closest collection point from those below.
2. Drop items off no later than 8pm on Friday October 14.
2. Bring clothing/blankets either in a bag or cardboard box with your contact info attached.
3. We have provided phone numbers/emails for each collection point. Please use email when necessary, phone only if unavoidable.
4. Please leave items with doorman if no one is home.

Items We Need

-Blankets (Used or New)
-Sweaters (Used or New)
-Sweatshirts (Used or New)
-Jackets/Coats (Used or New)
-NEW Socks
-NEW Thermals
-UNOPENED Over-the-counter Painkillers and Stomach Medicines (Tylenol, Advil, Imodium, etc)

*Please note that we will not accept items outside of the above list*

Collection Points

1) Downtown
Aamna Zaidi
250 E. Houston, Apt. 2B
B/W Ave A and Ave B
Subways: F & V to 2nd Ave

2) Samar Shaheryar
7 E. 14th St, Apt 702
B/W 5th and Union Square West
Subways: 1/2/3/9/4/5/6/L/F to 14th St.

3) Midtown East
Kashif Akhtar
184 Lexington Ave, Apt 6c
B/W 31st and 32nd
Subways: 6 to 33rd St.

4) Midtown West
Moniza Shaikh
World Wide Plaza, Apt. 3N
393 West 49th street
Corner of 9th avenue
Subways: C/E on 50th & 8 Ave, 1/9 on 50th & Broadway, N/R/W on 49th & 7th Avenue

5) Upper Eastside
Najmi Sarwar
300 E. 77th St., Apt 27A
SE corner of 2nd Ave
Subways: 6 to 77th St.

6) Upper Westside
Rishm Najm
55 West End Ave, Apt 2J
Corner of 62nd
Subways: 1 at 59th St./Columbus Circle

7) Teachers College, Columbia University
120th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam
Subway: 1 at 125th St.

8) New Jersey
Omar Qari
689 Marin Blvd Unit 1106
Jersey City, NJ
Directions: First right out of the Holland Tunnel onto Marin Blvd (Zephyr Lofts will be the last building on the left)

Source: YourDIL
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