El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is coordinating the collection of donated Spanish language books, board games, and arts and crafts supplies, as well as sports and musical instruments for the migrant youth being housed in the El Paso area.
Officials with the region’s food bank are working to support the needs of 2,000 to 3,000 asylum-seeking unaccompanied youth ages 13 to 17, boys and girls, being housed at a facility on Fort Bliss.
“If you have age appropriate Spanish language reading material, basketballs, soccer balls and any type of musical instrument you can donate, we can use them” stated Susan Goodell, CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
“We can’t do this without the community which has kindly supported our efforts relief efforts. Please donate these much-needed supplies to this humanitarian effort being coordinated by the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank,” added Goodell.
According to officials, the community’s help is needed to provide these basic items for the migrant children, who at this time desperately need mental and physical stimulation to stay emotionally fit.
“They crave books, games, crayons, all types of sports equipment, and musical instruments,” officials shared. “Children have a great need for things that will help them keep their minds occupied and will give their bodies an opportunity to stay active and healthy.”
Anyone wishing to donate sports equipment, Spanish language books, arts & crafts supplies, board games, and/or musical instruments should deliver them to the food bank, 9541 Plaza Circle between 8AM to 5PM, M-F.