ProgressNow Colorado builds cardboard wall, fills van with donations

Most people stopped by around 11:30 a.m. or so, Chapa said, many of them coming from protesting Donald Trump.

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The back of ProgressNow Colorado's wall on Friday afternoon. (Courtesy of Pilar)

The back of ProgressNow Colorado's wall on Friday afternoon. (Courtesy of Pilar Chapa)

ProgressNow Colorado, in addition to building a nine-foot-high, 30-foot-long wall of cardboard boxes Friday, also collected about a van’s worth of food, diapers and some school supplies. They’ll donate the goods to Growing Home, a nonprofit that works to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty.

“Growing Home brought their van and we were able to fill it up,” said Pilar Chapa, who works on the Campaign for a Strong Colorado, a project of ProgressNow Colorado.

Most people stopped by around 11:30 a.m. or so, Chapa said, many of them coming from protesting Donald Trump.

That made for an even more decorated wall, with lots of sentiment about what immigration adds to the United States. ProgressNow Colorado didn’t want to throw all those boxes away, (they cost $400!) so they’re hanging around the office.