You’ve heard about the hundreds of immigrant families being torn apart after crossing the border and into the U.S. and you’ve read about the thousands of children sitting in detention centers not knowing when they will be reunited with their families again. But, have you heard about the families in the U.S. who are standing up against these immoral acts and trying to make a difference? AJC recently reported on one of these families, highlighting their act of kindness and generosity.
 
Here is what this Atlanta family did and how they plan to help immigrant families who have been separated from one another.
 
Shannon Cofrin Gaggero of Atlanta decided to tell her two children about the many families that were being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. After hearing of this devastating news, her six-year-old son came up with a brilliant idea. He suggested they start a lemonade stand to help those in need. While most lemonade stands only ring in a few dollars, this campaign stretched far beyond Gaggero’s expectation, and probably many others. The mom of two set a goal of $1,000 which she thought was pretty “ambitious” but after a week of campaigning both online and in-person, the family raised nearly 13 times that amount.
The lemonade stand and bake sale was hosted in Virginia-Highland and netted $1,100. But, the majority of the donations the family received, which was more than 200, came from a virtual Facebook event that was launched. The family was able to raise around $13,000 and the proceeds were donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Service (RAICES). It is a non-profit organization that provides immigrants with access to free and low-cost legal services. Gaggero also helped start a parenting group prior to the fundraiser where she discussed issues of race and privilege at Charis Books and More.
 
The Gaggero isn’t the only family working to help immigrant families in need.
 
Surprisingly enough, there are many families that have set up fundraisers around the U.S. in an
One family was able to raise $20,000,000 and donated it to the immigrant families in need.
effort to collect funds that would be donated to RAICES and other nonprofit organizations. A couple in Silicon Valley raised more than $20,000,000. David and Charlotte Willner donated their proceeds to RAICES as well.
Now, although President Trump has put a halt on separating families attempting to enter the U.S., it doesn’t mean these individuals are receiving fair treatment, especially those who are seeking refuge. That is why so many families have come together to collect this money so that they can retain an immigration attorney who can help fight on their behalf and get them gain access to the privileges they are seeking.
So, if you know someone, whether they are a friend or family member, who is struggling with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or even U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), don’t wait to contact an Atlanta, GA immigration attorney. Kuck|Baxter Immigration is one firm that is highly regarded by many and is unlike any other immigration law firm in Atlanta. These attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable and know what it takes to help obtain a favorable outcome or get your matter resolved. If you would like to learn more about how this team of immigration lawyers can help you or someone you know, call 404-816-8611 to schedule an initial consultation.
 
You can reach Kuck|Baxter Immigration at:
365 Northridge Road, #300
Atlanta, GA 30350
404-816-8611

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