The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center began as an outreach ministry of St. Paul’s in 1982. Since then the ministry has expanded, and now caters to the needs of around 250 refugees every day, offering breakfast, toiletries and clothing distribution, education, therapy and integration programs.
The JNRC is managed by St. Paul’s but has its own mission statement and independent budget; the Rector and Vestry have oversight. For more information on the JNRC and its programs, including how you can get involved, please visit the JNRC’s own website at www.jnrc.it.
- JNRC Christmas Gift Appeal
Once again we are asking you to help us provide gifts this Christmas of useful items to refugees,
many of whom are homeless.
Donations can be brought to St. Paul’s Within the Walls, Via Napoli 58.
If you need to deliver in the evenings or at weekends, please contact the office on 06 4883339.
- First Aid supplies (plasters, cough sweets)
- Hats, gloves and scarves
- Shaving cream and body lotion
- Soap and/or body wash (travel size preferable)
- Thick wool socks (new)
- Tissues (small packets)
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Underwear—sizes small, medium (new)
- Candy bars/ Candy/ Chocolate bars
- Playing Cards, Travel Games
This year’s deadline for donations is Monday 18th December.
The gifts will be distributed to the refugees who come to a special Christmas breakfast
for all JNRC members on Friday 22nd December.