JRS Fundraising at Kotabaru, YogyakartaFriday, October 9th, 2015
On Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 September 2015, JRS Indonesia was given the opportunity to hold a public awareness and fundraising event at St Anthony of Padua Parish, Kotabaru, Yogyakarta.
Before people entered the church for the Eucharist, JRS volunteers greeted parishioners and handed out the JRS Refuge Newsletter, Bookmarks, and envelopes. After the Eucharist, parishioners gave donations to JRS. Some of the parishioners visited the JRS information booth to learn more about JRS’ services for refugees, some even asked if they can support JRS in other forms than just donating money.
JRS Indonesia expresses our gratitude and appreciation for all the support given by St Anthony of Padua parishioners.
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