BENEFITING: PAIR PROJECT
ORGANIZER: PAIR PROJECT
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
PAIR PROJECT wrote -
Did you know that Meb Keflezighi, the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in over 30 years, is an American by choice? If a run of 26.2 miles is difficult, the journey across thousands of miles by people fleeing torture and abuse is nearly impossible. These are the people PAIR helps.
Funds raised by Team PAIR will help to protect the rights of asylum-seekers and immigrants escaping exploitation and injustice--people who are persistent and courageous enough to overcome horrific pasts to start again.
Among these immigrants are thousands of children from Central America making the dangerous journey to seek safety here in the U.S. Those brave, resourceful and lucky enough to survive the trip find themselves caught up in the immigration system, alone. PAIR has started a new program to provide pro bono attorneys to help the children tell their stories, assert their rights and begin again in freedom and safety.
With your help, asylum seekers and immigrants will have the chance to start over. Thank you for partnering with PAIR clients to transform their lives.