PHOTOS: Above, Children received backpacks full of donations from Portland in the Tijuana shelters (some had to cover their faces for safety reasons). At left, Jon Cohen helps drivers Emily Wanderer Cohen and Lisa Tutmark pack a car with filled backpacks that were delivered to the Little Mercies social workers.
Courtesy of Sallie Cohen
Positive Charge! is preparing a second shipment of donations for Little Mercies Collection of daily items of comfort and necessity for migrant and refugee children fleeing Central America.
We are gearing up for our community-wide Little Mercies Backpack Assembly & Card Making Event, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 8, 1-4 pm, at the Windermere Raleigh Hills Office 1st floor conference room (entrance in back of building). At this event, we invite the community to help us pack up over 200 more backpacks and create cards of hope and kindness to send in each one. All details and photos of this incredible community effort and act of love and support to aid in this tragic humanitarian crisis can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
Positive Charge will continue our collection through October through our Amazon wishlist https://www.amazon.com/hz/
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Positive Charge! PDX is a volunteer group, open to everyone, with a mission to share good news and, through numerous projects, make a positive impact in our community. Our Facebook page URL is https://www.facebook.com/