30 Day Fundraiser: A Benefit For Asylum Seekers

Dear Family and Friends,

This holiday season I’m raising funds for two hardworking organizations on the frontline of human rights advocacy. Al Otro Lado is a bi-national, social justice legal services organization combining direct aid with wider advocacy in order to serve indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. Border Kindness is an organization responding to the immediate needs of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers along the Mexicali/Calexico border. Please read below to learn more about the work and impact of these orgs.

Al Otro Lado
Twitter/IG: @alotrolado_org
“Our mission is to provide legal services and to uplift our immigrant communities by defending the rights of migrants against systemic injustices in the legal system. Our comprehensive cross-border programming and litigation work integrate trauma-informed practices. We engage vital partnerships and thousands of volunteers to provide essential legal services to migrants at the Southern Border in Tijuana and throughout Southern California.” -https://alotrolado.org
A California based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Federal EIN: 47-2910078
Tax ID: 47-2910078

The Work
- Border Rights Project
- Medical-Legal Partnership
- Deportee Program
- Litigation Program
- Technical Assistance

Border Kindness
Twitter/IG: @borderkindess
“Border Kindness provides asylum-seekers, migrants, refugees, and displaced with comprehensive services that include food, shelter, clothing, medical care and legal services. Our programs and interventions are designed to identify, protect and nurture the most vulnerable – including women, children, elderly and families.” -https://borderkindness.org
A California based 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation
Federal EIN: 84-3140868
California business entity number: C4522524

The Work
-The Pink Shelter houses asylum seekers, and provides:
-Food
- Transportation
- Medical, legal, educational and occupational resources
- Supervised educational and recreational group activities for children

Other Ways to Help

Al Otro Lado
https://alotrolado.org/volunteer/
Al Otro Lado welcomes volunteer attorneys, doctors, mental health professionals, tech professionals, social workers, and any other individual who is passionate about immigrant rights! Al Otro Lado has regular volunteer opportunities in Tijuana, at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility in San Diego, and in the Los Angeles area. We also welcome volunteers who can assist remotely with case support, translations, and other tasks. We ask all volunteers complete our volunteer application. 

Border Kindness
https://borderkindness.org/how-you-can-help/
Border Kindness accepts donations of clothing, blankets and unopened personal care items; however, by far the most efficient method of helping is by making a financial donation. Your donation will be used to purchase nutritious food and the items (and services) most needed and to help the most vulnerable.

Why the Random #? The goal is 3K split between the orgs. The additional $$$ is to cover the estimated 3% + $0.30 per transaction cost of raising funds through GoFundMe.

Art Work
Received permission for use from the artist: Favianna Rodriguez
"We're Building the World We Need" 
https://favianna.com

Thanks for your donation,
Macio

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $70 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 7 mos
  • Lamas Kids 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Shebah Saturn 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • McKenna Anderson  
    • $80 
    • 7 mos
See all

Organizer

Macio K 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
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