Sleeping Bag Drive
KBOO is proud to support to the Sleeping Bag Drive:
Cold, rainy weather has hit Portland, with temperatures below freezing. For the homeless, sleeping bags are essential to survival in the harsh Oregon winter, and can be the difference between life and death. Statewide, over two thousand people are living either on the streets, camping, or in a car, with thousands more living without permanent housing or stable conditions (Oregon Housing & Community Services, 2010).
Laughing Horse Books, Red & Black Café, Microcosm Publishing and Alberta Co-op Grocery are teaming up to collect sleeping bags and donations, which will go directly towards sleeping bags (as well as tarps to protect from the rain) to be distributed in the local area. We’ve handed out over 25 bags so far, going out into the community on bicycles with warm vegan meals cooked with help from Food Not Bombs, along with donated tarps, scarves, gloves, and beanies.
With many fellow Portlanders sleeping without shelter, it's necessary to provide what resources we can. WE NEED A LOT MORE HELP!
Our next pick-up date is Wednesday, December 15th, or we can set up a different pick-up time at your convenience. You may donate online at www.sleepingbagdrive.com, directly through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring donations and/or new or clean sleeping bags to:
Laughing Horse Books 12 NE 10th Ave. Portland, OR M-Sat. 11am-7pm
Red & Black Café 400 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR Everyday 9am-11pm
Microcosm Publishing 636 SE 11th Ave. Portland, OR Everyday 11am-7pm
Alberta Cooperative Grocery 1500 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR Everyday 9am-10pm
Email email@example.com or call (480)363-5470 if you or your business/organization would like to participate.
Please visit us online at sleepingbagdrive.com.
Thanks for the help!