Saturday, July 5, 2014

Refugee families need our help!

This is from the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice of San Diego County

We are working closely with other organizations to see how we can help refugees who are coming to San Diego.  San Diego is receiving roughly 140 refugees every three days for processing.  Refugees are then sent to other parts of the country where they have family or friends.  As Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are processing these families they are in urgent need of the following. 
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Bottles
  • Baby Food (plastic containers 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
  • Small Towels
  • Small Soaps
These families are not just coming to the U.S. for "a better life", many are fleeing unimaginable violence and persecution in their home countries. They are arriving at our border, presenting themselves to officials, and requesting asylum.  This is not just about immigration, it is indeed a humanitarian crises. 
Items can be dropped off this Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at:
Alliance San Diego
3750 30th Street, San Diego, 92104 (In North Park on the corner of 30th Street and Gunn Street)
The ICWJ office is right next door so stop by and say hi if you come by.
PLEASE share this with others - we're going to need lots of help over the next few weeks.  Feel free to contact ICWJ with any questions.

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