Thank you to everyone who donated to and/or shared this fundraiser to fight family separation at the southern border of the United States. Through your generosity we ended up raising more than 5x the amount I initially thought achievable—incredible.
I’ve always had reservations towards these types of fundraisers. Asking friends and family for money is something I’ll never grow comfortable doing, and on top of that for a cause that can be politicized so easily. Using Facebook as a platform for them is also something I would have loved to avoid, but they do make it incredibly easy to set up these fundraisers and reach an audience.
All of this is what makes me so so grateful for your donations! I could not have asked for a better and more meaningful birthday present.
For my birthday this year, I want to offer a way to donate to RAICES, a nonprofit agency that provides legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.
My ability to fight family separation at US borders is limited, but I can help others in their fight to end this cruel and unamerican practice. I’m not asking you to donate, but if you feel like me and have been thinking “I should do something about this”—this is probably the easiest way you can.