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Help Us Win $10,000!
July 12, 2016

Your support of @LegalAidNYC's Chelsea Relief Fund July 12th - July 19th gives us a shot at winning $10,000 prize! http://bit.ly/29zCuTb  See more

THE STORY:

The Chelsea Relief Fund was established in 1988 to assist The Legal Aid Society’s most vulnerable clients. The Society is proud to offer essential legal services to stabilize and improve the lives of our clients. However, we recognize that some urgent needs cannot be avoided through legal services alone. One-time emergency funding from the Chelsea Relief Fund helps us bridge the access to justice gap for thousands of clients on the brink of destitution.

Through the Chelsea Relief Fund, The Legal Aid Society has the means to provide our clients with basic financial assistance. Expenditures are tailored to our client’s most immediate and pressing needs and may include items such as one-time housing-related expenses, personal care items, emergency childcare needs, filing or application fees, or bridge expenses to secure a large private charitable grant or government subsidy. These small one-time grants can completely transform a client’s life.

For example, the Society assisted an 85 year old male low-income immigrant who had a 40 year work history in the US and was eligible for about $1,000 per month in Social Security retirement benefits. The Society represented him before United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) to obtain a green card, but the fees for filing the necessary paperwork were over $2,600. With the help of the Chelsea Relief Fund, he was able to pay the necessary fees to file his immigration papers and appear before USCIS, untying his earned Social Security benefits, and significantly increasing his standard of living. In addition, he has begun the process of paying back the Chelsea Relief Fund at the modest rate of $10 per month.

Your contribution to the Chelsea Relief Fund can make a significant impact in the lives of the most vulnerable New Yorkers, like this client, doing all that they can to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through the legal system. The smallest financial battles that our clients face should not end their chances for a better life.

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$900

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  • Susanna Maffeo

    $25

  • Philip Goldstein

    $250

  • F. Herbert Prem, Jr.

    $250

  • Barbara J. Hill

    $100

  • Juanita Carmi

    $100

  • Francis Asprec

    $25

  • Bob Eisenstadt

    $25

  • Pauline (Brussels)

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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9% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Pauline (Brussels)

Pauline (Brussels)

DONATION: $25

If this helps only one person, the world's made a better place 1 year ago

Bob Eisenstadt

Bob Eisenstadt

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Francis Asprec

Francis Asprec

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Juanita Carmi

Juanita Carmi

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Barbara J. Hill

Barbara J. Hill

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

F. Herbert Prem, Jr.

F. Herbert Prem, Jr.

DONATION: $250

Katherine Locker, Esq. 1 year ago

Philip Goldstein

Philip Goldstein

DONATION: $250

In honor of Marianna Lowenfeld 1 year ago

Susanna Maffeo

Susanna Maffeo

DONATION: $25

1 year ago