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International Law Society Collects for Care Kits Part II

Refugees receive Care Kits from UK Law Students

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, twenty-seven refugee care kits were delivered to Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM). KRM is a local non-profit organization that resettles refugees in the Lexington area. Refugees represent one of Lexington’s most vulnerable populations. Often, they arrive in Lexington with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. To meet some of the urgent needs of the refugee community, twelve UK College of Law organizations and the Career Development Office held the Refugee Care Kit Donation Drive during the 2013 holiday season.

During the three-week Donation Drive, UK College of Law staff, faculty, and students contributed a wide range of personal necessities, which represented some the refugees’ most urgent needs. As a result, each of the twenty-seven refugee care kits contained a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap/body wash, a hairbrush and comb, band-aids, lotion, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, feminine pads, hand soap, gloves, socks, a holiday card, and a small surprise.

The Refugee Care Kit Donation Drive brought smiles to the faces of many refugees during the 2013 holiday season. KRM and the refugees expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of the College of Law community.

The Refugee Care Kit Donation Drive was coordinated by the International Law Society with participation from the following UK College of Law societies: Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), Student Bar Association (SBA), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), OUTLaw, Equine Law Society, Sports Law Society, Intellectual Property, Women’s Law Caucus, Christian Legal Society, Student Veterans Society, Student Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF), Student Bar Association (SBA), and the Career Development Office (CDO).

Aurelia Skipwith
President, International Law Society
University of Kentucky College of Law
University of Kentucky College of Law
J.D. candidate, May 2015

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