Migrant Worker Outreach to collect donations in Cherry Hill on May 20

MWO will be at the Cherry Hill Public Library’s community yard sale to collect donations. The donations will benefit migrant workers visiting New Jersey for the blueberry harvest this summer and their families.

Migrant Worker Outreach will be coming to Cherry Hill next month to collect clothes for migrant workers and their families.

In a change from past years, Migrant Worker Outreach will be coming to the Cherry Hill Public Library’s community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 20, to collect items for its annual clothing drive. The drive benefits migrant workers and their families who come to New Jersey in June and July for the blueberry harvest.

“We collect more than just clothing for migrant workers and their families,” said Dory Dickson, co-founder and director of Migrant Worker Outreach. “You can visit our website and scan down to the high lighted section to read our list of requested items. Besides clothing, linens, yoga mats and five gallon plastic buckets, there are a few new requests this year: colorful cotton bandanas and swim suites for youth ages five through seventeen.”

For the past several years, MWO placed collection boxes at area libraries. This year, donor will have to set up an appointment by phone to meet with the MWO collection vehicle in the parking lots of locations listed below.

“Items will not be accepted until they have been inspected,” Dickson said. “MWO does not have space or manpower to accept items we cannot use. When you call to set an appointment, you can discuss any items you are interested in donating but which are not on our website request list. We also do occasional home pick ups.”

In addition to being at Cherry Hill Public Library on May 20, MWO will also be at the following locations:

April 29 — Medford town wide yard sale at Freedom Park, 86 Union Street, in Medford.

May 6 — Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton

May 13 — Moorestown Library, 111 West 2nd Street in Moorestown

May 27 — Mt. Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Avenue in Mt. Laurel

June 3 — Evesham Library, 984 Tuckerton Road in Marlton.

Call Dickson at (609) 969–2480 to set up an appointment to bring in your donations.