Join us again as we sew book bags in partnership with local non-profit Sew Good Goods to benefit children and young adults whose families are refugees on the Mexican border.
Libros Para El Viaje/Books for the Journey has been distributing books in the borderland region (El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, NM and Juárez, México) for over a year. “We go where there is a need. With the changing ICE policies, more refugees are being detained in México and near the El Paso bridge in Tent cities. We go into small unincorporated communities ("colonias"), into hospitality centers, community centers, churches, motels, locations where refugees are housed. The need is great.This has been our dream: to inspire others to create programs to help refugee families with books.” - Denise Chavez, Casa Camino Real Bookstore, coordinating bookstore
Book bags will be cut and ready to sew. Machines and thread provided. Snacks, too!
Friday 1:00 - 5:00 November 15
Both the Sew Together Space and Treadle’s classroom are available, so bring a friend!
Already booked that day, but want to help? The book drive also needs Spanish and Portugese language books for children, young adults, and adults.