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Pillowcases and socks make the season bright

pillowcasesMembers of Coffee Creek Quilters donated 216 colorful hand-made pillowcases this holiday season to the Sleep Country Mattress Stores’ program to help local foster kids. Nearly 20,000 children in the Northwest are in foster care at any given time, often entering the system with few to no possessions. Sleep Country collects pillowcases, pajamas, toys and cash to help kids going through a difficult time. For more information about the Sleep Country program, check out their website.

Women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility also entered into the spirit of the holidays with their 8th annual sock drive to help homeless families. The Eyeglass and Hair Design programs at CCCF organize this effort and achieved their goal of 6,000 pairs of socks this year.  The socks are being delivered to four organizations in the Portland metro area: 1) Good Neighbor Center, a Tigard homeless shelter; 2) Loaves and Fishes, which provides meals and assistance to home-bound seniors; 3) P:ear, an organization that helps homeless teens; and 4) Father’s Heart Street Ministry, which helps the homeless living on the streets in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties.

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