The Junior League of Portland is hosting our 6th annual Delicates Driveto 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 Youth, SARC, A Village for One, Rose 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.