City Councilperson Marni von Wilpert’s office is working with the South Bay Community Services (SBCS) to collect needed supplies for immigrant children that will be temporarily housed in the San Diego Convention Center.
Most-needed supplies include blankets, toothbrushes (individually wrapped) and toothpaste, sanitary pads for teenage girls, toiletries, paper goods, backpacks/school supplies, bedding, socks and underwear, towels and some lightly-used clothing (though new is preferred). Additional new donation requests: Duffle Bags – Help carry the clothes given to them at the convention center as well as the belongings they made the trek with as they travel to their sponsor • Toys – preferably plastic and easy to wipe down to minimize spread of germs • Clothes – 5-12 yr olds • Diapers – pull ups • Shoes – in particular, Youth sizes 2-5 and adult sizes 6-8. Mostly for young girls, but they will also take for boys as well.
BMDC is supporting this effort. We have already delivered two car loads full of supplies!
If you would like to contribute any material items to this effort, please contact Lee Finney at 858-442-6313. If you would like to contribute money towards the purchase of needed items, please contact SBCS directly at 619-420-3620.
Anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your support in this worthwhile endeavor!