This Giving Tuesday, gather here will be donating 15% of Tuesday's profits to RAICES Texas. Their mission is to help separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are seeking asylum in the United States. We hope you'll shop in-store or online on Tuesday so we can help those who have every right to seek asylum in the USA. As the daughter of an immigrant I often wonder what would have happened if Gloria Mayor had not been allowed to move to the US. If my siblings and I were not automatically US-citizens because of our father's citizenship. How different everything about our lives would be.
Looking for other tangible ways to help? RAICES has a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities for individuals, organizations, and congregations. And don't forget to call your representatives. No matter where you believe they stand on this issue. Our voice matters and Congress must hear us firmly stand up in solidarity for the asylum seekers.
Always with you,