The Brookline Ward Relief Society has taken to heart the plea to help immigrants by getting involved with NuDay Syria. This organization, based in New Hampshire, collects useful items, and ships a large container monthly directly to Refugee Camps in Syria via Turkey. The Brookline Ward conducted a Refugee Drive in Fall 2016, and found it so gratifying that they are doing it again in 2017. Families have gone to New Hampshire to help pack the containers as well.
Brookline Relief Society women also volunteer at the Watertown Library as English Tutors, teaching basic vocabulary or industry-specific words for adults seeking employment in specialized fields.
Missionaries in the Brookline Ward also fulfill their weekly Community Service hours at the Newton Food Pantry, and at the Perkins School for the Blind. Missionaries have been serving these organizations for several years. Recently at Perkins, the Missionaries have been painting customized seats, boosters, and desks for people with disabilities.
Thank you, Brookline Ward!