We, at Works of HeART Project, believe in the vital work that RAICES is doing for those who have no voice.
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) serves immigrants and refugees by providing immigration-related legal services, advocacy and opportunities for educational and social support.
Your support helps them continue their mission to help separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are seeking asylum.
Financial donations are critical in allowing RAICES to react quickly in the event of a crisis, such as, when there is an ICE raid or an epidemic of families separated at the border.
RAICES’ clients are often in need of supplies such as food, clothing, shoes, toys or other items that could be helpful when setting up a new life for refugees in a foreign country. Here are several ways you can help: www.raicestexas.org/other-ways-to-give
Many of us feel helpless when we read of the terrible conditions that refugees and immigrants have escaped from, only to face new horrors in a country where their basic rights are being stripped away - such as when children are separated from their parents and sometimes, never reunited. By helping RAICES we CAN make a difference.
Children are placed in cages with cold cement floors and cement benches. There are not enough mats to lay on so children have to take turns sleeping on the floor and the benches. Sick children are rarely seen by a doctor and at least 6 children have died. If you want to read stories directly from the children themselves, click HERE.
Please give what you can. I realize this is a US-based organization and our project is based in Canada. But we represent the world as a whole and wish to help give anyone who is marginalized and 'forgotten' - a voice. Besides, as Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." It is not about country lines, but about human beings who deserve to be treated with compassion.
Sometimes we feel helpless when we hear about people treated so unjustly. But this is a way you can help - by helping those who are working in the trenches being advocates for the voiceless and fighting for their basic human rights. Please give whatever you can to RAICES and help make a difference. Thank you.
Micki Findlay - Works of HeART Project Founder