Fall is a great time for cleaning out—and taking up a collection for the KBI. Please consider pulling together the items you no longer want or need, and making an in-kind donation of clothing, shoes or toiletries. Or organize a drive at your church or school, as Brophy College Preparatory did a couple of years back. Their Halloween “Boo Jean” day inspired many students to “wear a pair and bring a pair,” providing much-needed replacements for migrants visiting the KBI. Clean clothing and hot meals address immediate practical needs, but they also help to restore a modicum of dignity and hope during a time of uncertainty and upheaval.
Our warehouse can always use clothing that is in good shape, particularly men’s and women’s jeans (men’s waist 29–34) and underwear (sizes small and medium). And travel-size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste) are particularly helpful. To make an in-kind donation, please contact Ivette Fuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 287-2370, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm. Thank you for providing these critical necessities!