Nicaraguan organizations in South Florida will collect clothing and blankets to be sent to thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica.
Asylum-seekers from Nicaragua wait to file their applications at the immigration office in San Jose.© UNHCR/Roberto Carlos Sanchez
The non-profit organization “Miami Managua Lions Club” will receive donations of coats, clothing of all ages and sizes, shoes, quilts, towels, sheets, sanitary pads and pampers for adults and children. Medicines, food and water will not be accepted.
The collection will take place between Thursday August 23 and Sunday 26, at 125 SW 107th Ave., Miami, from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The Miami effort is a joint one with the Club de Leones de Cartago, in Costa Rica.
“We are calling on the Nicaraguan community in South Florida to stand