Hispanic Liaison Of Chatham County wrote:
Can you show your support for immigrants in this holiday season?
For over 22 years, The Hispanic Liaison has been promoting cross-cultural understanding and empowering Hispanics to overcome challenges and make their voices heard in our community. We have helped thousands of immigrants and their children adjust to life in the U.S., access the resources they need to prosper, and affirm their rights. We also help dozens of non-profit and governmental agencies learn about and improve their services to the immigrant community.
In the face of increased raids and deportations, the demise of DACA, the end of Temporary Protective Status for Nicaraguans and possibly other thousands of Central Americans, our work to empower and protect immigrants is more crucial than ever.
We are the only direct services AND advocacy organization in the rural central Piedmont of NC, a region with over 56,000 Hispanic residents. We help adults, children, youth and the elderly.
Our main goals are to:
· Increase access to services and opportunities, individually and collectively
· Protect and advance the rights of the Hispanic community and other immigrants
· Encourage civic participation and community engagement
· Promote an equitable, just and inclusive society for all
Can we count on you for a personally significant donation this year?
Here are the ways that your dollars will help the community:
> $1,000 helps 50 families receive individual assistance or secure important documents
> $800 sponsors 35 participants at the next Legal Fair on Immigration
> $500 sends 20 youth on a field trip to a college fair or leadership conference.
> $250 helps 20 families secure a power of attorney to protect their children & assets.
> $175 sponsors 10 youth group meetings
> $100 covers for childcare and hospitality for 2 know your rights workshops
> $50 provides hospitality for our adult leadership group meetings
We welcome donations of any amount, every dollar makes a difference! Thank you for investing in our community and organization!
To learn more, please visit www.hispanicliaison.org
Here are some highlights from the past year:
➢ Helped over 700 adults and children with information, referrals to other services, solving problems, and obtaining important documents.
➢ Organized a Legal Fair on Immigration with more than 250 participants, 8 workshops, 26 presenters, and a legal services and non-profit expo.
➢ Launched a new Latinx Youth Program for high school students in Chatham County. Youth participate in trainings, conferences and field trips to develop their leadership skills, increase their self-esteem, stay in school and access higher education opportunities.
➢ Hosted our largest 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta with over 600 diverse participants and 43 information booths.
➢ Started an Adult Leadership and Civic Engagement Program to create safe spaces for immigrants to tackle issues of common concern ~ formed a group of younger adults impacted by DACA and another of adults working on housing rights in the face of a mass eviction.
➢ Helped 38 families complete powers of attorney to protect their children and/or assets in case of deportation at 2 free legal clinics.
➢ Over 140 volunteers donated more than 900 hours of service
➢ Partnered with the Town of Siler City to host the Building Integrated Communities program, a 2-year community building process guided by a diverse steering committee to help local government improve communication with immigrant communities, increase access to civic participation, promote economic development and build trust with law enforcement.
➢ Increased our team to 2 full-time and 2 part-time staff members. All our staff are Latinx and first-generation immigrants.
The Hispanic Liaison is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax-deductible. Our EIN is 56-1974043. We serve the rural central Piedmont of NC, including Chatham, Alamance, Lee and Randolph ~ a region with approximately 56,000 Latinx residents (13.5% of the total population). We are based in Siler City, where Latinx account for 50% of the Town’s 10,000 residents.