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HELP US END FAMILY DETENTION AT BERKS

Organized by: Bridget Cambria

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THE STORY:

FREE THEM ALL - SUPPORT BERKS FAMILIES


In 2014, the United States government began engaging in a policy of indefinitely detaining families in immigration detention. These are mostly women and children fleeing horrific gender, child and sexual violence in the Northern Triangle.


Even though Berks is not licensed to care for children, it is the oldest family detention center in the nation holding refugee children accompanied by their parents. It is currently holding vulnerable children and their mothers for almost two years. This no release policy for mothers and children fails to recognize the horrific effects detention has on children and victims of trauma. 


As a result, many mothers and their young children suffer family separation, arbitrary transfers to execute unlawful removals, false accusations of child abuse leading to severe depression, children are forced to share their space, sleep and shower with unrelated adults. All of this while fighting extremely difficult legal cases. 


Your donations will help us provide essential services to these families, including:


- legal representation: filing fees, office supplies, internet hotspot... and a lot of coffee. Currently all of these expenses are covered by volunteers, out of pocket.

- volunteer support: we have long term volunteers who help us on the ground with everything from intakes to direct services. Your donations help us provide their housing and transportation expenses. 

- post release assistance: airfare, lodging, suitcases, whatever it takes to get families home!!




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To This Fundraiser

$9,870

 

20% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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  • Let them free

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nora Phillips

    $100

  • Amy Maldonado

    $250

  • Christina Brown

    $75

  • Kelsey Beckner

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marcia Wright

     

  • Joanna Gaughan

    $100

  • maureen & josie

    $250

  • David Lasprilla

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • #EndFamilyDetention

    $50

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  • Laura

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Carmen Maria Rey

    $50

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kathy Schreiber

    $100

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  • Lesley Guyton

    $200

  • Megan and Matt Scott

    $50

  • Miriam, Josh, and Mikaela

    $250

  • Francis and Halam

    $190

  • Michael Cuccaro

    $50

  • Anonymous

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  • Jay

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  • Jacqueline Castaneda

    $100

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  • Loie Hayes

    $25

  • Anne Mackin and Alex Krieger

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  • Marie McMahon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Katherine Triantafillou

    $100

  • Michael Cuccaro

    $200

  • Stephanie Fennell Weiss

    $50

  • Jacqueline Castaneda

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  • Mariajose Delgado

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  • Tricia McGhee

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  • nicole ramos

    $50

  • Christine Castano

    $250

  • Valarie lee James

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  • pam gordon and david feinberg

    $100

  • Joanna Gaughan

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  • SARAH Brinson

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    $100

  • Janyce Meslin

    $25

  • Olivia Gird

    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Yero Dermenjian

    $50

  • Luke Bauerlein

    $25

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    $50

  • Doug Gunn

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  • The Z-B Family

    $50

  • Erica Evans

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  • Susan Audrain

    $25

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  • Jessica Williams

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  • Sarah Swift

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  • Melissa Medina

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pete and Nancy

    $500

  • Anonymous

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  • Susan Fuerst

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Josie Saldaña

    $100

  • Pamela and Bethany

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Walter Bardenwerper

     

  • J Weis

    $50

  • Sharon Phillips

    $50

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  • Renee Davis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ryan lauth

    $100

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Organized by

Bridget Cambria

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Ryan lauth

Ryan lauth

DONATION: $100

For my friend Adriana 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Renee Davis

Renee Davis

DONATION: $50

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Sharon Phillips

Sharon Phillips

DONATION: $50

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J Weis

J Weis

DONATION: $50

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Walter Bardenwerper

Walter Bardenwerper

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Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Pamela and Bethany

Pamela and Bethany

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Josie Saldaña

Josie Saldaña

DONATION: $100

Thank you CARA and AILA for bringing it everyday, and helping to free these women and children! Each and everyone of you rocks! 1 month ago

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