Affordable Community Living needs your donations of goods or monetary donations to help Afghan families they are working to place into homes

When the Afghanistan withdrawal of U.S. forces and allies unfolded into an embarrassing international story in August 2021, a small non-profit in Southern California, Affordable Community Living (ACL) went into action to address a pressing need for the Afghan families that worked with U.S. forces — low-cost housing in the U.S.

Many of these families fled with only a small suitcase or the clothes on their back. ACL has been working hard to provide them with basic necessities.

ACL needs your help — donations of goods or monetary donations would be a huge help as they work to place the families into homes.

“Many of these people have put their lives on the line for the U.S. effort in Afghanistan, and no one should be left behind.”

Current Community Needs

Please check back — this list will be updated as needs change.

BABY SUPPLIES
The community has welcomed several newborns in the past months and more are on the way.

GIFT CARDS (VISA, Target, Walmart) — Gift cards will enable mothers to identify and purchase items for their babies. They can be sent to:

ACL Afghan Housing
Niamatullah Aslami
3264 Rossetta Ave.
House #71
Mojave, CA 93501

  • Bottles and Nipples
  • Bottle Brushes
  • Bibs
  • Burp Cloths
  • Pacifiers
  • Baby Thermometer
  • Crib Sheets
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Crib Blankets
  • Diapers
  • Diaper Pail Liners
  • Diaper Bags
  • Diaper Cream
  • Baby Wipes
  • Soft Towels or Hooded Baby Towels
  • Baby Hairbrush
  • Baby Clothes (onesies, undershirts, blanket sleepers, sweaters or jackets, rompers, socks or booties, hats and caps, no-scratch mittens

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

  • Backpacks
  • Lined Paper
  • Blank Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • #2 Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Glue Sticks
  • Blunt-tipped Scissors
  • Ballpoint Pens
  • Pencil Bags or Boxes

BICYCLES

LARGE RUGS

Families traditionally sit on the floors to eat on some kind of carpeting, so there is a need for large rugs to cover the uncomfortable bare floors in their new homes. Rugs of about 9′ x 9′ or 9′ x 12′ are suggested sizes.

TOYS
Children in the community are ages ranging from 5 to 14 years

  • Small stuffed animals
  • Small dolls
  • Small activity toys like jacks, tops, Pop-Its
  • Fidget Spinners, Yo Yo’s
  • Stress Balls
  • Balls and Frisbees
  • Puzzle Books
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons, Markers
  • Playing cards, card games, travel games

TOOLS

  • Basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)
  • Power Tools
  • Drills
  • Carpentry Tools
  • Plumbing Tools
  • Electrical Tools

SEWING MACHINES
Sewing is an important activity for the community women to provide for their families. Five sewing machines have been donated to the community so far. We are hoping to be able to provide a total of 10 machines.

Fabric donations and sewing supplies are also needed.

AUTOMOBILES

  • Station Wagons
  • Mini Vans

Donations of vehicles are tax deductible.

WHERE TO SEND ITEMS:
ACL Afghan Housing
Niamatullah Aslami
3264 Rossetta Ave.
House #71
Mojave, CA 93501

Note: Nimo and his staff do have limited ability to pick up donated items, so call him to see if it can be arranged.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Nimo – Project Manager of Refugee Housing
Call 602-574-9341 or 657-294-1003

Cash Donations

Please make checks payable to:
Special Forces Association Chapter 78.
Please note on check: Afghan Refugee Housing

Mail to:
SANTIAGO CORP
Attention: Liz Rios
PO Box 11927
Santa Ana, CA 92711

All gifts are tax deductible.
Donations of any amount are appreciated.