Buffalo Tree Presents a donation and awareness drive to the border–#CareForTheCaravan
Two events taking place over three days and covering 507 miles, #CareForTheCaravan will work to amplify this humanitarian crisis, mobilize grassroots support and bring critical aid to those in need at the southern border. Essential items will be collected (listed below) as well as monetary donations and clothing to be delivered to refugees and immigrants in need at the border near McAllen, TX.
The donation drive kicks off May 18th at The Granada Theater in Dallas, TXwith a concert and appearances featuring The Polyphonic Spree, Cure for Paranoia, and Cry Havoc Theater Company. Proceeds from ticket sales and additional donations will go toward purchasing more supplies and delivery costs. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased via this link.
OnMay 19 Still Austin Whiskey Co. in Austin will host a sister event emceed by honored anchor/reporter and author, Olga Campos Benz, with Tiarra Girls performing. In addition to collecting essential items on site, Austin Whiskey Co. will donate 10% of the event’s sales to the cause.
Donations can be made via PayPal (donate button here). In addition, it’s strongly encouraged to bring one or more of the items listed below to these events as they will be delivered directly to those in need upon #CareForTheCaravan’s arrival at the border.
All donations will be collected and loaded onto the#CareForTheCaravanTruck at the Dallas show. A sister event will also collect donations at Still Austin Whiskey Co. show on the following day, May 19th. Voter registration booths will be available at both events.
On May 20th the #CareForTheCaravan truck will arrive in McAllen, TX. The Buffalo Tree crew will spend the day volunteering and helping to distribute items.
Refugees and migrants are arriving at our borders, often times having fled unimaginable atrocities. These are families fleeing violence and poverty from Central America and they need our help. Immigrants make America great.
Requested items include (new items only):
- Toiletries including deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, feminine hygiene products, etc
- Shoes (sandals, tennis shoes, loafers) for men, women, children and infants of all sizes
- Clothes (pants, t-shirts, blouses, underclothing) for children and adults of all sizes
- Baby supplies for toddlers (diapers, baby wipes, baby bottles)
- Gift cards to purchase food items
- Resealable plastic bags (ziplock, etc)
- Phone cards
- Jugs of water