The Lighthouse for Asylees

$13,582 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 19 months
Jill Singleton
for Church of the Incarnation
 JERSEY CITY, NJ
Thanks to the volunteer efforts of more than 100 people, The Lighthouse for asylees  welcomed its first guests on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Five individuals from Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Syria and Honduras moved in and made The Lighthouse their first home in the United States!  

Since that time, more than 30 people from 20 different countries have found refuge at the Lighthouse.* The generosity of our donors makes it possible for us to provide our guests with cell phones, internet access, food, clothing, transportation, language classes, eyeglasses, toiletries, and much more.

The Lighthouse provides temporary housing for post-release individuals who were forced to flee persecution in their home countries due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, and who have been released from one of four correctional facilities in NJ. Before arriving at the Lighthouse, our guests have spent upwards of six months to more than a year languishing in detention, even though they have never committed a crime.

The Lighthouse is a partnership between Church of the Incarnation  and First Friends of NY and NJ , whose mission is to uphold the inherent dignity and humanity of detained immigrants and asylum seekers by providing compassion and hope through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy. The Lighthouse is housed in the Parish House at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 68 Storms Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to The Lighthouse today. Your generosity will transform lives and provide hope and services to our guests as they establish themselves in their new country.

*Our guests have come from Syria, Iran, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Guatemala, Cameroon, Togo, Somalia, Mexico, Jamaica, Egypt, Jordan, Chad, Djibouti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
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Check out this wonderful article in today's Record about The Lighthouse, and thank you so much for helping to make this happen. Please continue to spread the word so we can reach our goal!
https://www.gofundme.com/thelighthouseforasylees
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The Lighthouse residents are settling into their new home beautifully! It is amazing that in just 10 days we have become a close family. This week we were able to get our new friends acquainted with the grocery store and taught them how to make coffee in an automatic coffee maker!

Please continue to spread the word about The Lighthouse and help us reach our fundraising goal.

Thank you once again for your generous support!
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On Saturday, March 4, we welcomed our first five guests at The Lighthouse. Our new friends are from Syria, Ethiopia, Honduras, and Berkina Faso. After everyone got settled into their new rooms, we enjoyed a lovely meal out together and began what I hope will be a long and lasting friendship. Thank you so much for your support, and please continue to spread the word about The Lighthouse and help us reach our goal!
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John Ozed
2 months ago

I would like to donate but I am resistant to Peter Theil's PayPal. Peter Theil is a major GOP contributor and an acolyte of L'Orange Merde. Is there another method of payment?

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$13,582 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 19 months
Created February 19, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Church of the Incarnation
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Jersey City, NJ
EIN: 221547507
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RK
$200
Rafay Khan
1 month ago

Thank you!

LZ
$100
Lisa Zablocki
2 months ago

This is in honor of the wedding of Amy Shatzkin and Derek Jones

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2 months ago
$100
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HK
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Hope Koturo
2 months ago

Thank you for all of the amazing work you do, Jill! It’s an honor to know you.

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2 months ago
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Geralyn Abinader
2 months ago

Thank you for your work.

John Ozed
2 months ago

I would like to donate but I am resistant to Peter Theil's PayPal. Peter Theil is a major GOP contributor and an acolyte of L'Orange Merde. Is there another method of payment?

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