Day Of Dignity 2018
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:
- Jewish Family and Child Service
- William Temple House
- Shafa Clinic
- Oregon Food Bank
- Sunshine Division
- Imperfect Produce
- Oregon Islamic Chaplain Organization
- Japanese American Citizen League
- Relay Resources
- Potluck in the Park
- Sesame Donuts
- Outside In
- Multnomah County Health Dept
- Rose Haven
- Transition Projects
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)/Dar Salam Restaurant - MidEast House
- Rathbone Chiropractic
- Portland Refugee Support Group
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
- Street Roots
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.