Lend a Helping Hand to Children of the World
Children in El Salvador and Guatemala are in need of white shirts and socks to wear to school. This is the children’s mandatory school uniform. Parent’s discretionary funds are tight, so to not have to spend this money on white shirts and socks is deeply appreciated. Scroll down the to the section below the boxes for more information.
Volunteers help sort donated items and fill weekly orders which are given to local care providers to for families in need. In addition volunteers repair and clean donations, and help with purchasing new items at the best prices. All cash donations go directly to purchasing formula, diapers, foods, etc. No salaries are paid. Some of their consistently needed items are: cloth and disposable diapers, formula, baby food, baby care items, new socks and underwear, new car seats, gently used children’s clothing to size 18, blankets, strollers, towels, toys, and new cribs.
“On April 26, 1986 Ukraine and the earth recoiled from the world’s worst nuclear disaster which spewed out 400 time the radioactive fallout of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. More than a decade has passed and the effects of this disaster continue and actually increase. In fact, hundreds of thousands, mostly children, are still suffering with physical and psychological disorders.” Read more about Chernobyl at this site.
Sunshine Division – Portland Police Division, Portland, Oregon
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 94-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
We offer food assistance six days a week at our warehouse and 24 hour food assistance through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. We also provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, we offer new and gently-used clothing in our on-site clothing room and fund new school clothes for low income children.