Every day, migrants are deported from the US to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, with little more than the clothes on their backs. What belongings they have they must often carry in plastic or paper bags issued by the detention centers in which they have been held.
This project supplies bags at no cost to the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist, who operate the Kino Border Initiative’s comedor (dining hall) in Nogales, to distribute among the people they serve there. The bags are sewn by the DouglaPrieta Works sewing cooperative. All proceeds from the sale of these bags are returned to the cooperative, financing the sewing of more bags. Proceeds also enable the cooperative to pay for new industrial sewing machines purchased through a microcredit loan.
Each bag you purchase at $20 enables us to donate two bags to the KBI.
This project is a collaboration among:
- No More Deaths
- DouglaPrieta Works cooperative
- Gloo Factory union print shop
- Green Valley–Sahuarita Samaritans
- Kino Border Initiative
- Tucson Samaritans
- Several southern-Arizona churches and missions:
Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community, Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Green Valley Community Church, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Rincon United Church of Christ, Southside Presbyterian Church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Amado.
Thank you for your support!