RAICES provides services for women and children who have escaped horrific violence in their home countries in Central America. They have made a perilous journey to our country where they have been detained and vetted at detention centers in Dilly and Karnes and released sponsors in the U.S.
Every day these families are dropped at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown San Antonio after being released. Volunteers greet these mothers and children with support and assistance as they make their way to their final destination. Backpacks with travel supplies are a vital part of that mission.
Join us as we prepare backpacks that will make a difference in the lives of these families. You bring the backpacks and we provide the supplies. We need new lightweight, comfortable, decent quality backpacks as Moms will carry them on long trips. ( $15 Jansport is a good example )
Please bring family and friends. Lite fare and beverages will be provided. Hosted by Jan Olsen, Monica Gonzalez, Therese Huntzinger, Edie Britton and Joyce Townsend. Suggested donation $25 plus a backpack.
RSVP by March 23 at email@example.com
Unable to attend, but still want to help? Consider sponsoring a backpack