From Red & Black Cafe:
Cold, rainy weather is here, with freezing temperatures putting those who are exposed to the elements at high risk for extreme discomfort, sickness and even death. Each sleeping bag will make the difference for those in need through this harsh season, and could be essenti…al for survival in the Oregon winter.
With over 1,700 people in Portland living without shelter (2011 Street Count), sleeping bags provide crucial protection from discomfort, illness and death.
The Sleeping Bag Drive is now an ongoing organization, and Portland’s houseless population need your help!
The Red & Black & Laughing Horse Book collectives have teamed up to collect sleeping bags and donations (which will go directly towards sleeping bags as well as weatherproof tarps to protect from the weather) to be distributed in the local area.
With so many Portlanders living without adequate shelter and vulnerable to the dangerous, harsh winter conditions sleeping near our homes and businesses, it’s our duty to provide what resources we have to assist those in need.
Visit www.sleepingbagdrive.com to donate online now, or drop off new or clean sleeping bags at one of the following locations in Portland:
The Red & Black
400 SE 12th Ave
Laughing Horse Books
12 NE 10th Ave
Open Mon-Sat 11AM-7PM
(503) 236-2893 (volunteer run, please call for availability)