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Act for Kids TODAY: Lead a Donation Drive in Your Community

September 22, 2014

Contact: Jossie Flor Sapunar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the recent increase in child refugees, today, LULAC will make a toolkit available that will provide instructions for how you can help. Click HERE to download your free toolkit, and be provided instructions on how to get involved.

First, you can start by contacting your local Feeding America Food Bank (to find your local foodbank go to feedingamerica.org) and organize your local council to lead a food drive. You can also organize an event to provide critically needed items to unaccompanied minors that may be residing in your community. During Hispanic Heritage Month, LULAC members are encouraged to host events that celebrate the Latino culture while continuing the LULAC tradition of assisting those in need.

LULAC's efforts will be primarily focused in cities with a high concentration of relocated refugee children, such as, Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; Miami, Florida; and Washington, D.C. To see times and locations, please see below.

Participating councils will receive a branded gear package, which provides shirts for organizers and volunteers, grocery bags to use for door-to-door food donation collections, and a banner to display during events. Councils that would like to get involved or that are currently active in protecting the border children are encouraged to reach out to the national office for material and promotions support by contacting Sindy Benavides, Director of Civic Engagement & Community Mobilization at SBenavides@LULAC.org or via phone at 202.833.6130 Ext. 108.

Visit www.LULAC.org/relief for the campaign homepage.

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