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Help Address Urgent Humanitarian Crisis at U.S. Border

Thursday, June 21, 2018

We have all seen reports coming from the border over the past several days and weeks and watched with growing concern for the nearly 2,000 children who have been separated from their families just between April and May. On Monday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned this policy saying “inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable.” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a prominent Catholic leader also condemned the policy saying it “goes against human decency…It goes against what’s most sacred in the human person.”

As a bank founded by immigrants, we will not stand by silently. The Amalgamated Foundation is coming together with our community and other donors and allies to set up the Families Together Rapid Response Fund to urgently channel funds directly to where they are needed on the ground: helping to reunite families, providing them with social services and bolstering grassroots actions and advocacy efforts to counter these harmful immigration policies.

The fund will work with groups like The National Domestic Workers Alliance and United We Dream who have come together to form “Families Belong Together,” a courageous national effort aimed at bringing relief to the frontlines of the crisis. Most importantly, the Fund will drive resources directly to border groups like the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Florence Project in Arizona and RAICES in Texas, who are working tirelessly to champion fair immigration policies, halt detentions, and provide legal and social support to children and families in detention.

Join us in supporting frontline organizations in this critical moment. The Amalgamated Foundation has seeded this fund with an initial $10,000 match and is challenging our community to step up to meet this match by the end of the week. All contributions will go directly to support the groups on the ground and are eligible as charitable tax deductions.

Please use this link to make a donation now which will automatically be counted toward the match.