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Renewed Call for Donations for Migrants

05/18/2023 01:24:31 PM

May18

Once again, our Jewish Community is ready to help as our city struggles to meet the needs of the hundreds of migrants from South and Central America that are arriving in Denver every day. Our partners at the Denver Office of Emergency Management, the Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships, and the Mayor’s Office are telling us that assistance is desperately needed. 

Together with JEWISHcolorado, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Rocky Mountain Rabbis and Cantors, and the greater Denver Jewish community, we can help – and so, we will. Please read the following information carefully – and then sign up, show up, bring donations, and join us as we live the Jewish Values of loving the stranger, welcoming the newcomer, feeding the hungry, and refusing to stand by when others are suffering. 

Here’s what you can do to help:

Drop off Donations

Volunteer

Order Online


DROP OFF DONATIONS

WHEN
For the next six weeks, will be packing Nutrition/Hydration Kits and Hygiene Kits that can be easily distributed. We invite you to drop off donations here at Temple Emanuel at the Grape Street entrance on:

  • Monday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (beginning Monday 5/22) 

WHAT
Nutrition/Hydration Kit Contents - all items must be individually wrapped, single serving, and non-perishable

  • Protein - Protein bars, Clif bars, tuna or chicken salad w/ crackers, meat sticks, jerky 
  • Salty - Nuts, seeds, trail mix, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers
  • Sweet - dried fruit, raisins, fruit pouches (e.g., applesauce)
  • Electrolyte powder packs

Hygiene Kit Contents - all items must be travel size, individually wrapped, new, and unopened

  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Suncreen
  • Lip Balm

Other Items

  • Diapers (sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • Baby wipes
  • Underwear - New Only, Men’s, Size Small - boxers
  • Underwear - New Only, Men’s, Size Small - briefs
  • Underwear - New Only, Women’s, Size Small

Project Support Items

  • Slider Ziplock bags, gallon size
  • Moving boxes, Size Small only

VOLUNTEER

We need help receiving and processing our donations as well as packing and organizing the Nutrition/Hydration and Hygiene kits. We know from our experience in the winter that there will be a lot of work to do, but that ALL can help. We’re happy to have elementary school students and up (children under 12 must be supervised by an adult) and the more folks we have, the more help we can give. 

Sign-up to Volunteer and bring your friends!


ORDER ONLINE

For those who want to send in their donations, please see this Amazon wish list, which will supplement our donations and ensure we have plenty of items to distribute.


Other Opportunities to help: 

Newcomers Fund: Rose Community Foundation has launched The Newcomers Fund, to mobilize the community’s philanthropic interest in supporting the incoming migrant population. Dollars will be directed to Colorado nonprofits providing shelter, food, clothing, medical needs, workforce and employment opportunities, translation and interpretation services, disability accommodations, and more. Grant decisions will be made with guidance from the City of Denver, State of Colorado and other community/philanthropic partners closest to the evolving situation.

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