Every Friday night, Rahab’s Sisters opens their doors at Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal on SE 82nd in Portland to provide radical hospitality to women marginalized by poverty, homelessness, sex work and substance use. At this year’s diocesan Convention, they’ll be collecting new women’s underwear and socks for their guests.
For women living on the streets, clothing gets lost in sweeps, bags get stolen, access to laundry facilities can be hard to come by. When you donate new women’s underwear and socks to Rahab’s Sisters, you aren’t just giving clothes – you are giving dignity to women marginalized by homelessness and poverty.
All sizes, styles and fabrics are needed and appreciated. They go through medium sizes (7s and 8s) most quickly, but have guests all across the size spectrum. Next time you’re shopping for your own household, could you throw one or two packages of underwear and socks in your cart? They’ll have a donation box at their exhibit table and look forward to seeing you there!