Thursday, July 10, 2014

Update on the child migrant crisis: how you can help

The Rev Colin Mathewson shares this information from the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium.

The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium website will serve as a clearinghouse for information about Central American refugees and how the community can assist them. Starting on Monday, the SDIRC site will provide a complete list of the items needed and where they can be delivered. Items will include new clothing and shoes for women and children, toiletries, diapers, towels, and items to occupy children (toys, books, videos, balls).

The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium is committed to assisting Central American refugees who are fleeing life-endangering circumstances in their home countries and are seeking humanitarian relief in this country. In this humanitarian crisis, we open our hearts and act with compassion, extending what help we can for these women and children in their moment of need.

List of Items Needed:
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Bottles
  • Baby Food (plastic if possible)
  • Diapers All Sizes
  • Anti-bacterial lotion/dispensers
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Soft toys for small children
  • Playing cards for older children and maybe puzzles
  • Balls for children of various ages
  • Small Towels
  • Small Soaps
  • Juice boxes
  • Sealed snacks
  • Plastic Utensils – spoons
  • Clothing:
  • Sweat Shirts (one color)
  • Sweat Pants (one color)
  • Undergarments
  • Shoes, slip in rubber bottoms (all sizes)
  • Plastic bags with handles

Items can be dropped off at the following locations and times:
Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. - Fiesta del Sol hosted by Justice Overcoming Boundaries, in Barrio Logan on Logan Ave between Cesar Chavez Pkwy & South 26th Street

Other days and times: TBD. Stay tuned.

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