On Wednesday, State Representative Mary E. González announced a Yarn Drive for children being detained in the Tornillo Shelter.
“Many constituents, as well as people from across the country, have reached out to my office asking how to help the young people held at the Tornillo detention center, especially around the holidays,” said Rep. González. “This yarn drive is a small but meaningful way to help those kids in need.”
In addition to Senator Rodríguez’s soccer ball initiative, this drive will provide children with the materials necessary for knitting.
Rep. González’s goal is to collect 1,200 spools of yarn by the end of December.
“As a community, we must ensure that we are doing everything we can to help the youngest and most vulnerable among us,” Rep. González said. “If you are able to donate to the drive, it will truly brighten the day of kids who are in detention in Tornillo.”
Community members interested in donating yarn to children being detained in the Tornillo Shelter can contact Joshua Carter Guerra, District Director, at (915) 851-6632, or via email at Joshua.firstname.lastname@example.org
The link to the Amazon Gift Registry for this drive can also be found here.