Delicates Drive

 
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The Junior League of Portland is hosting our 6th annual Delicates Drive to benefit survivors of Human Trafficking. We are urging you to consider donating new undergarments of any size, style and quantity.

Why? When survivors are rescued, they are asked to surrender their undergarments as evidence. Organizations who provide immediate & long-term care lack the resources to provide these essential items. As a result, survivors are left without the basics; something most of us take for granted. The JLP will distribute donations to recipient organizations that include: Janus YouthSARCA Village for OneRose Haven, & Rahab’s Sisters.

Last year the JLP collected over 2,000 pairs of bras and panties. Our goal is to double that number in 2018.

The Delicates Drive will be held January 11th - February 11th, 2018. Please don’t delay in making a meaningful impact.

 

For more information on how to donate, contact: dione@findthefit.net

 
 

Mercí

Thank you to everyone who donated and made this drive a huge success!

 
 
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A heartfelt THANK YOU to Planet Sox for donating 100 pairs of new socks to our Delicates Drive!

Listen to this… I contacted Loretta Covella on LinkedIn while conducting a search for hosiery talent (completely unrelated to donations). She noticed my involvement with the Stop Human Trafficking Committee and asked if we could use some socks for our Delicates Drive. Of course, the answer was a resounding yes! She made an introduction to her colleague Gabrielle Silverberg who almost immediately responded with an offer to donate more pairs of socks than I would have dared to ask. They arrived at my front door within the week. How’s that for unbridled giving?
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for this immensely generous gift. I am personally very impressed that someone took the time to consider the needs of our community and an issue that I care deeply for. What’s more, these two special individuals executed at lightning speed. Wow.
 
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And now for the heroes….

I’ll be honest, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the number of donations we would receive from a simple and direct ask. We have received 9,322 items (bras, panties & socks) + a $250 gift card. And we have 5 more boxes on the way! I am truly overwhelmed by your immense generosity. A heartfelt THANK YOU to those who donated to our Delicates Drive.
Check out the full list here...

The Power of a Global Network

I’m staring at the wall in my living room. From ceiling to floor it’s filled with cardboard boxes nearly the entire width of the room. Each box is packed full of undergarments in their various assortment of size, color and style. They’re all for the Delicates Drive. And they all came from you, our powerhouse network of individuals whose generosity has made this possible.
 

The Junior League of Portland has successfully completed our 6th annual Delicates Drive to benefit survivors of Human Trafficking. We are proud to report a record year collecting 11,239 undergarments and toiletries.

To put things in perspective, in 2017 we collected over 2,000 items. This year, we more than quadrupled that number. What does this mean? Our six partner recipient organizations: Janus Youth, SARC, A Village for One, Rose Haven, & Rahab’s Sisters will have 4x the resources to distribute. Meeting an essential need that most of us take for granted.
Here’s what happened….