Please help me support an important cause. I'm raising money on Facebook for RAICES and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. I've included information about RAICES below. To help me with my fundraiser, click HERE.
Not on Facebook? Go directly to RAICES to donate: www.raicestexas.org
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. Basic necessities are not provided. Sick children are rarely seen by a doctor and 6 children have died. If you want to read stories directly from the children themselves, click HERE.
If you care and want to do something to help, this is one way to do that. Please give what you can. I realize this is a US-based organization and I am a Canadian, as are most of my friends. But 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. I feel helpless being so far away and not knowing what to do about this travesty. But this is a way I can help - by helping people who are there in the trenches - being advocates for these people and fighting for their basic human rights. Please give whatever you can to RAICES and help me make a difference. Thank you for your help.
Micki Findlay - Works of HeART Project Founder