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Jan. 3-17: Suggested Items for School and Art Supply Donations for Refugee Children

As part of Chelsea’s MLK Jr. Day Activities, OWOF is sponsoring a collection of school and art supplies for refugee children. From January 3-17, please consider donating new school and art supplies for refugee families. Area resettlement agencies have said they never get enough of these.

List of Suggested Items

  • Drawing paper pads
  • Construction paper
  • Spiral notebooks/composition books
  • Pocket folders
  • Three-ring binders
  • Inexpensive hole punch
  • Lined paper
  • Crayons
  • Markers – broad and fine point
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Children’s scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Scotch tape
  • Reams of white paper

Download the list: Suggested School and Art Supplies for Refugee Families (PDF)

Purchase Online: OWOF’s Amazon Wish List

Drop Off Donations

Drop off locations include:

  • Chelsea District Library
  • First United Methodist Church lobby
  • Chelsea Senior Center
  • Chamber of Commerce

Make a Financial Donation

Cash contributions are welcome. These will go directly to the purchase of supplies for refugee families.

  • Donate by Check: Checks payable to OWOF can be mailed to: PO Box 31, Chelsea, MI 48118
  • Donate Online: Online contributions can be made at or by using our email:

One World One Family is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Families and youth invited to gather on January 17

On January 17, the MLK Jr. Day holiday, families and youth are invited to gather from 10am to 3pm at the Chelsea Depot to work on projects to reach out in a personal way to offer welcome to refugee families. Projects include friendship bracelets, hand drawn cards, and even tie-dye socks. (Youth may bring a pair of their own to do too.)

The art and school supplies kits will be assembled and all the items delivered to families through Jewish Family Services and Washtenaw Refugee Welcome. Chelsea Depot Association is a co-sponsor of the event. It will be a fun time that will make a difference for new families to the area.

Student and adult volunteers will staff the craft tables. To volunteer, please contact Masks will be required and social distancing in place.

Chelsea Community MLK Jr. Day Events

For a full list of sponsors, activities and events see:

Thank you!

Thank you for your support and welcoming refugee families to our area! For more information about this project or One World One Family, please contact


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