Afghan Allies and Friends Winter Drive

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Organized by the Immigration Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, in collaboration with the Young Lawyers Division, the Military Law/Veterans Affairs and Child Welfare Law sections and the Pro Bono Committee
Thousands of Afghan evacuees are living at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, including approximately 1,000 children under the age of four, and about 300 pregnant women. With the cold weather upon us, the families need culturally appropriate winter clothing and other goods, including hygiene products, educational supplies, and baby products.



That’s where you, our generous members, come in. Let’s work together to help thousands of evacuees who are suddenly calling New Jersey home by donating towards their basic needs. Starting Nov. 29, items may be dropped off in a bin located in front of the New Jersey Law Center at One Constitution Square in New Brunswick during normal business hours and special events. The final day to drop off donations is Friday, Jan. 14.
We are excited to work with Rutgers’ IRAP (International Refugee Assistance Project) chapters at the Rutgers Newark and Camden campuses on Jan. 3-14.
Additional Drop Off Locations:
1) Rutgers Law School Camden Campus
    Lobby of the Campus Center
    326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ  
    Tentative Dates to drop off donations are January 3rd to January 14th         
    Hours Monday through Friday from 7AM to 10PM  
    Weekends 10AM to 8PM
Due to Covid protocols, at this time, the building access is restricted to students and staff only
For ALL drop-offs, please contact Samuel Shopp ahead of time to arrange drop-off
(856) 761-6256 or [email protected]
2) Rutgers Law School Newark Campus 
    Newark Center for Law & Justice Building
    1st Floor Entrance at 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
    Open without restrictions
    Hours Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 9PM
   Weekends 10AM to 6PM
Due to Covid protocols, at this time, the building access is restricted to students and staff only
For ALL drop-offs, please contact Fatima Abdelsalam ahead of time to arrange drop-off
[email protected]

Items Needed
Clothing may be new or very gently used. Other items should be new and sealed in original packaging.
Please do not donate coats or diapers. 


Hygiene Products

Shampoo & Conditioner

Body Wash



Razors (men & women)


Hair Removal Cream

 Nail clippers

Hair oil

Nail files



Educational Supplies




Coloring Supplies

Whiteboard & Markers

Lined Paper






Please note: Women’s clothing should be
long, full-sleeve and loose fitting.

Underwear (men/women/kids)

Sports Bras (all sizes)

Sweatshirts (Men/Women/Kids)

Sweatpants (Men/Women/Kids)

Jackets (Men/Women/Kids)





Baby Products


Body Wash



Rash Cream

Baby Powder

Non-Dairy Formula

Baby Oil

Bath Tubs

Baby Scissors


Miscellaneous Supplies

Phone Chargers

SIM Cards



Tote Bags



For additional questions, please contact Gabrielle Ribeiro at [email protected] or Brian Doyle at [email protected].
Thank you for your support.