Western Farm Workers Association (WFWA) will be hosting a Back-to-School clothing and school supply distribution on Friday and Saturday, August 24-25. There are about 80 families this year, needing backpacks, every school supply you can think of from facial tissue to glue sticks, as well as gently used school clothing and shoes.
To make this a successful event, we need volunteers with cars to transport items from the WFWA office at 725 SW 7th Ave, Hillsboro, to Reedville Presbyterian church at 2785 SW 209th Ave, Beaverton, on Friday. You will simply drive up, get your car loaded with items, and take them to Reedville, where they will be sorted and set-up for the following day. Any time you can spare on Friday with transportation or set-up is greatly appreciated.
On Saturday, backpacks will be filled with supplies and labelled, by volunteers like you, for each student according to the list given by their teacher. Families will come to Reedville Presbyterian to collect them, and take as much clothing and shoes as they can use.
We'll start at 10:00 am on both days.
Please join us in helping our farm worker community. If you can donate a few items, please bring them to church this Sunday, or bring them with you when you volunteer. We would appreciate any help, during these two days, for as much time as you have. Call Merry Goldthorpe for more information, 503-690-1908. Thank you!