G4G + Casa De Paz ‘Welcome to the USA’ Virtual Card Making Event
- G4G + Casa De Paz 'Welcome to the USA' Virtual Card Making Event
March 7, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcome to the USA Virtual Card Making Event
Join us as we make cards to welcome immigrants!
Immigrants released from detention centers most likely haven’t heard anyone say, “Welcome to the USA!” We’ll make cards and get them to detainees when they are released. Many folks keep these special cards forever as a reminder that not only are they welcome here, they belong here.
Sunday, March 7th, 2021
Zoom link will be emailed to all volunteers before the event.
Card Making Supply List:
White Paper (Standard 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper works great)
Colored Card stock or Colored Paper (not required, but adds a nice touch)
Tape (regular or double sided)
Markers, Crayons and/or Colored Pencils
Ruler for scoring
Stickers or other embellishments
During our virtual event we will walk you through making the cards, but for anyone wanting to participate from home, please follow these simple instructions and drop your cards in the mail to us by March 15th, 2021.
Gay For Good
Attn: Cards 4 Immigrants
6444 E. Spring St. #321
Long Beach, CA 90815
These cards can be as simple as “Welcome to the USA!” or have a longer, encouraging message written, as well. Be as creative as you’d like — draw, paint, color, stickers… the brighter the card the better!
If you’re using the word America in your cards, please be sure to write either US, USA, United States of America or the United States. There’s not just one America! All languages are welcome, and Spanish and English are used the most. You can also use Google Translate to write a short message of hope.
Bonus: If you would like to go even further, you can also become a pen pal and write immigrants in detention, offering your friendship with someone who is isolated and cut off from their family, friends and community. You’ll be a reminder that they’re not alone, we see them, and care about them. Visit Casa de Paz (casadepazcolorado.org) for more information.
Thank you so much for your interest in welcoming immigrants released from detention. Your simple acts of kindness can provide emotional support for some of the most marginalized people in the world.