The Comfort Campaign : Help Detained Children
Southwest Key Programs runs 27 nonprofit immigrant youth centers with 5,000 kids at any time. We asked how we could help. Here was their request:
Send each child a handwritten letter of comfort and welcome, along with a teddy bear. Children’s artwork especially appreciated.
Even the oldest teens in the shelter still love having something soft to snuggle and pictures to hang by their beds.
Send letters (in English or Spanish) and/or teddy bears by July 4th to:
4470 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Long term plan: Change policy.
Short term plan: Love.
I’m not sure why there is a July 4th date for this but I am going to draw pictures on card stock and laminate them with clear contact paper. I don’t know the conditions so think something small and durable is best. Teddy bears are nice but my niece went absolutely wild for a little hot pink big eyed stuffed character and I will look for something like this to send.
If you’re in the LA area: