Update: Results from the drive are in! A total of 201 bundles of clothes were created for kids of all ages in our community. Thank you for supporting these children through meeting this vital tangible need.
Families all around us are facing increasing levels of stress and trauma. Sometimes this results in children experiencing unexpected transitions. Our heart here at Westside is that every child would have a family to love them—and we are committed to being that family in every way we can.
Our For the City Donation drive this month is focused on meeting an immediate need of children undergoing sudden, traumatic transition. Most often kids are placed in foster care with just the clothing they are wearing when the family crisis occurs. DHS has asked us to create clothing bundles for these boys and girls of all ages to ease that stressful experience.
Watch this video as Melissa Williams, Director of Every Child Central Oregon explains:
If you would like to help with this critical need, please do the following:
- pick an age (teen sizes are especially in high demand)
- purchase socks, underwear, pajamas, and outfit that coordinates with that age
- bundle the items in one bag of any kind
- you can also purchase individual items to donate, or feel free to work together as a Home Church to create bundles.
All Kids Clothing can then be dropped off at the Westside Church Drop off station on July 14th, from 8:30am to 6:30 pm. Together- we can show love for our city and extend care to a vulnerable child.
Questions? Contact Chris Earwicker at firstname.lastname@example.org