Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Bundle Up New Orleans: Activism Opportunity

(This will be my last post today, promise.) This isn't a Green Party project, especially, but it's a place Greens could make a difference right away (well, not right away, it takes a while to knit or crochet a scarf or a pair of mittens). Here's the description of the project:
Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city at the end of summer, when few people were concerned about winterwear. And yet, now that winter is upon us, those who have been trying to put their lives back together are in need of hats, scarves, mittens, and other winterwear.

We will be partnering with distribution sites (such as churches, community clothing centers, senior centers, etc.) as those service agencies already know the needs and can properly distribute the goods we create. Distribution sites have not confirmed yet, although we expect commitments within another week or two.

There will also be collection boxes placed at sites both in Uptown New Orleans, as well as across the lake in Mandeville, thanks to individual members of the New Orleans Knitting Meetup.

We might try connecting up with Common Ground to see if they could use winter wear. It looks like they still need blankets and baby clothes. Take a look at their wish list.

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