The 2016 Syrian Winter Clothes Drive

Important update 30 December 2016

Two containers were sent off to Turkey by the product of this project. They will be distributed to the needy people inside Syria Inshallah. We no longer receive any material donations for this cause. However, you can still donate for our other projects and become part of a noble cause. Remember that 100% of your donations will be spent to help needy people inside Syria. We are FEE-FREE organization.

Important update 19 December 2016

Urgent…. Final call. We are about to complete the second container of our Syria Winter Drive. We are short of 250 shipping bags, each can be filled with 5 sleeping bags or 10 cotton blankets. We only accept sleeping bags and brand new blankets for this call. For donations of money, please transfer/deposit your donations into the following account:

Commonwealth bank

Account name: Australian Syrian Association Victoria

BSB 063 253

Account Number: 1068 3682

Reference: Container

For more info call 0451120166.


Important update 5 December 2016

Due to time limit and the large number of second-hand clothes that we have received so far, we will stop collecting second-hand clothes. The current quantity can easily fill a 40 ft container InshaAllah.

However, we are planning to send a second container immediately afterwards. Only BRAND NEW clothes will be accepted until 20 December 2016 or the second container is filled. Please check this page before you purchase or drop-off your donations.

Please also note that only 4 drop-off points are now available (see below).

Do you want to help the Syrian people? Do you feel you want to do something but you feel frustrated?

The Australian Syrian Association Victoria is giving you the chance to help …. This is a golden opportunity for you to tell your children and grandchildren about in the future …

Australian Syrian Association Victoria (ASA-Vic) is planning to send a container to the Syrian people who have left their homes and displaced INSIDE Syria …

We are planning to ship the first container by  5 December 2016 !

The main items that are needed for this container are Winter clothes and necessities that can protect the people from the harsh Winter.

Items needed include:

– Warm winter clothes
– Blankets
– Sleeping bags
– Jackets
– Beanies
– Gloves/mittens
– Scarves
– Winter shoes

ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW. Second hand clothes will NOT be accepted from now on. Sanitary and hygiene items are also accepted.

The available drop off points are as follows:

Northern Suburbs

Almuntada centre
416 Barry Road, Coolaroo

56 Barry Street, Reservoir

Eastern / Southeastern Suburbs

8 Norweena Street, Doncaster

32 Glendale Road, Springvale

Additional instructions:

  • Please leave the items at the front door/on the veranda (where applicable) in the residential drop off points.
  • Please enter the mosques/community centres and pass your items to the people responsible inside according to the given time slots (below). PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BAGS AT THE GATES OF THE CENTRES.
  • Please DONATE $10 with each bag to cover the cost of shipping into the following account:

Account name: Australian Syrian Association Victoria
BSB: 063253 (commonwealth bank)
Account number: 10683682
Reference: container


For enquiries or further information:

Brothers: 0451120166 or 0416866983

Sisters: 0422114172

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