Day of Dignity 2018 was held in the North Park Block B (Park Of the Elephant) on September 9th.
This event is sponsored by Islamic Relief USA and being its 25th anniversary, it was indeed a special event!
This year we had these organizations as partners:
585 homeless were served with about 385 children impacted.
Supplies provided to the homeless include:
Customized backpacks with heavy duty ponchos for the homeless from CityPak (Chicago, Illinois), 0 degree temperature sleeping bags from Als Sports (Salt Lake City, Utah), street socks from Bombas donated to Portland Refugee Support Group, thermal socks, hygiene kits, female sanitary supplies and school kits.
Services provided to the homeless include:
Chiropractic treatment, medical application registration assistance and counseling, blood pressure; glucose testing, dental hygienist counseling, housing/shelter resources and job resources.
Iraqi and Syrian refugees from IRCO-Mideast House also volunteered their services by providing sandwiches from Dar Salam Restaurant.
Youth provided services by taking surveys of the homeless and distributed supplies, providing a great opportunity for youth awareness of being homeless.