The We Care Community Resource Center plans to hold an event this week to help migrant families who come to the South Haven area during the summer months to work on local farms.
Drive-through donation day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at the We Care Resource Center at 1301 M-43 Hwy., near the intersection of Blue Star Highway.
“Migrant workers often travel in large groups, which makes it impossible to transport things from one place to another,” said We Care executive director Erika Morrison. “They also often have little means of transport, so they can’t take much with them. And according to sanitation, often times things aren’t in the best possible condition when they arrive at a farm. So, by providing them with clean linens, clothes, and household items, we have a big impact on their lives by encouraging them and giving them integrity. More than 8% of our workforce in Michigan are migrant workers.
We Care hopes to receive lightly used clothing, blankets, sheets, pillows, small appliances, hats, bandanas, work gloves, lightly used children’s toys and foods commonly consumed by migrants, such as as tortillas, tomato sauce, bread, rice beans and La Moderna macaroni.
Food and personal care items are also wanted for the Secret Food and Personal Care Pantry. People are asked to limit food and personal donations to five per donor.
Dairy Queen coupons will be available to donors on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Odalis [email protected] or call the We Care office at 269-637-4342.