AID FOR THE WOMEN AT THE BORDER
*** DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2019***
Have you seen the headlines lately?… It’s bad…
And regardless of your political inclination, women at the border are in urgent help of immediate HOPE and COMPASSION.
They are currently the most marginalized group in America, this is why we are coming for them, and we want to send ONE THOUSAND bags to help the migrant women in transit.
What do we need
For this specific campaign, we urgently need the following TRAVEL SIZE supplies
- Clean makeup bags.
- and of course, personalized encouraging notes.
We encourage people to look at what they have at home first, and see if you can share what you have.
Additionally, we are also donating the following items:
- Hair ties
- Shoe laces
- Travel size wipes
- Travel size First Aid Kit
- Sanitary pads
These items will not be included in the bags, but we will donate to the respite center for them to distribute freely.
If you want to purchase items, we suggest you shop on amazon and ship them to us.
We found these super cheap toothbrush/toothpaste kit (100 for less than $30)
these 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner (50 for $14) or (200 for $40)
or these soaps, 100 for around $20
[The estimated value of each kit is $7.
You can donate the estimated value of a kit below via Paypal
or shop from our Amazon wishlist, and ship directly to us.
As soon as we reach 1,000 we will send the bags.
If we don’t gather 1,000 by August 1st 2019, we will send what we have.
If we gather 1,000 before August 1st, then it would be even better, so we can reach that center in even less time.
After that deadline, any help we get will go towards our current efforts with other marginalized group of women.
HOW TO HELP
Mail or drop your donations to: 932 Mirror St. Pittsburgh PA 15217
We have a few other collection points through the city, scroll down to find them!
Send a monetary donation to help us mail the bags and buy supplies via Paypal or CashApp $WorthManifesto
Shop from our amazon wishlist and mail your donation to the address above
Write encouraging uplifting cards/notes for us.
[we are seeking to have encouraging notes written in spanish, so if you know a little bit of spanish, this would be a great opportunity to practice what you know.] But if you don’t know any, google translate can help you just fine :)
See Examples below:
Example #1 - Spanish
“Estamos rezando por ti, para que tengas las fuerzas para el resto de tu viaje, para que se facilite la aplicación que debes pasar y para que Dios te proteja y te mantenga segura durante esa espera.
Example #2 - Spanish
“Eres tan tan valiente! Un ejemplo a seguir, y estoy orgullosa de ti.
No te des por vencida, y si te cansas de luchar, anímate y siéntete un triunfadora porque mira cuán lejos has llegado”
Example #1 - English
“May you have the strength you need for the rest of your journey.
We are praying so God facilitates things, expedites the application process you need to go through, and keeps you safe during that waiting period.”
Example #2 - English
“You are immensely brave, and worth of all my admiration.
If you feel like giving up, think on how far you have come,
and continue dreaming.”
Where are these bags going?
This batch of bags is going to 2 different organizations, one is Valley Humanitarian Respite Center, and the other is Border Perspective, Both are based in McAllen Texas.
The respite center provides a place for the countless men, women, children and infant refugees to rest, have a warm meal, shower and change into clean clothing.
Refugees also receive medicine and other supplies, before continuing onto their journey.
According to the director of this center, approximately 400 to 600 people go through this center daily, and about half of this number are women.
Border Perspective works alongside local Pastors, non-profit organizations, and the local church year round, providing basic needs to immigrants and everyone along the border.
*** Collection Points***
Worth Manifesto Hub
932 mirror st Pittsburgh PA 15217
(By the Squirrel Hill Tunnel)
Drop off 24/7