We are coming into the coldest time of year, and many residents of Valle Verde live in pretty sparse conditions. A lot of the houses have thin walls, and some nights it can almost feel like you’re sleeping outdoors. When temperatures get this low, you need all the blankets you can get.
COLLECTION POINTPeople in San Diego area can leave donated blankets and comforters at the following location:
“Western Service Workers Association”
Located in Barrio Logan
3014 Imperial Avenue
Tell the folks at WSWA that the blankets are for Valle Verde or “C.A.F.E.”.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND INFO ON THE MIXTECS OF VALLE VERDE:
“Mujeres Mixtecas” is a worker-owned business made up of Mixtec women from Valle Verde. The women have a sewing shop where they create clothing, blouses, aprons, school uniforms, and other articles. The women created the coop to try to develop alternative sources of income and provide for their families. This December, the women from the “Mujeres Mixtecas” coop have decided to help out their neighbors in Valle Verde. And they’ve asked for our solidarity with them, inviting us to collect donated blankets and comforters.
So if you have any extra blankets, or would like to buy some for the “Mujeres Mixtecas” coop to distribute, please send them our way!