Sunday, November 8, 2015

Clothing / $ Drive for Students in CU -- from Guatemala

The CU Immigration Forum is hosting a clothing drive for students from Guatemala who are in Champaign-Urbana alone. In 2014, over 68,000 children from Central America crossed the US Mexico border alone. Several of these children are here in our community. The students in Urbana left Guatemala to escape poverty, violence, and crime. They live independently and support themselves and have to pay for expensive legal representation to support their asylum cases. We hope to provide warm clothes for the upcoming winter months. 

We are collecting winter coats, winter boots, hats, gloves, scarves, and sweaters. Sizes ranging from small and medium adult shirts, medium jackets, 28-30 pants, and 7-8 shoes. Also one younger child who is size 12 pants, medium children's jacket & shirts, and size 5 shoes. 

You can drop off clothes at 1001 S. Wright St. in Champaign, IL from 9am-8pm Nov. 7th - Nov. 14th. If you wish to donate money please click on our "support" tab on our website. Thank you so much for your support!