Care For The Caravan
In addition, we strongly encourage bringing 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.
Buffalo Tree Presents a donation and awareness drive to the border--#CareForTheCaravan
Three events taking place over three days and covering 507 miles, #CareForTheCaravan will work to amplify aid for 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, TX with a concert and appearances featuring The Polyphonic Spree, Cure for Paranoia, and Cry Havoc Theater Company and Tiarra Girls. 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.
On May 19 Still Austin Whiskey Co. in Austin will host a sister event emceed by honored anchor/reporter and author, Olga Campos Benz, to feature Atash, Kiko Villamizar, Tiarra Girls, Bamako Airlines, Let Garza and Grupo Massa performing. In addition to collecting essential items on site, Austin Whiskey Co. will donate 10% of the event’s sales to the cause.
May 19th (San Antonio): The Buffalo Tree Team makes a final stop at the Burleson Yard Beer Garden from 7:30pm-9:30pm for a meet & mingle and a final donation pick-up en route to McAllen.
Donations can be made via PayPal
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
Graphic artist and illustrator John Van Hamersveld created the Statue of Liberty #CareForTheCaravan poster for this event. He is best known for his iconic album images including the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street, Jefferson Airplane’s Crown of Creation and more.
Buffalo Tree Presents: #CareForTheCaravan
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