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Run for CALA 2017

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BENEFITING: CENTRAL AMERICAN LEGAL ASSISTANCE

ORGANIZER: Heather

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2017

Lauren Carlos

THE STORY:

I'm running and raising money for Central American Legal Assistance (CALA), where my dear friend, Shouan Riahi, works asa a passionate immigration lawyer.

Central American Legal Assistance (CALA), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Brooklyn, NY, has been representing Central Americans facing deportation since 1986. They opened when civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala forced thousands of war refugees to flee the region. Since then, pervasive violence has continued to plague Central America, as transnational criminal organizations consolidate power and influence within weak governments. Their clients are under attack on all sides these days; in their home countries, by unfair immigration laws, and a current political environment that demonizes the many Central Americans (mostly women and children) fleeing home to seek refuge at our southern border.

 

They're small. They work out of the basement of a church on the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They don't have professional development staff and don't do fancy fundraisers, but they do represent thousands of Central American immigrants at risk of deportation to apply for Asylum, Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other humanitarian relief. Last year alone, they appeared in court on behalf of immigrants facing removal over 700 times, and won relief from removal for over 200 people. They anticipate this year being more of a fight than ever.

 

I am running for CALA, for refugees, for a country where children and families are not demonized for their audacity to see the U.S. as a safe haven. Support them, support us, go TEAM CALA!

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To This Fundraiser

$250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Denise Tonzola

    $50

  • Shayan and Emily

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Simon

     

  • Liz Carlos

     

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50% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $27,890 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

harry shulman

Amount Raised

$6,420

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Rebecca Press

Amount Raised

$4,718

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maureen schad

Amount Raised

$3,597

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Ryan Harsch

Amount Raised

$3,255

Fundraiser Title

Shouan Riahi

Amount Raised

$1,775

 

178% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Brown

Amount Raised

$1,375

 

138% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Will Donovan

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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David Wilkins

Amount Raised

$1,110

 

148% Raised of $750 Goal

Donor Comments

Joe Carlos

Joe Carlos

3 months ago

Liz Carlos

Liz Carlos

Kick some booty for a good cause! â?¤ 3 months ago

Simon

Simon

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of baby Riahi 4 months ago

Shayan and Emily

Shayan and Emily

DONATION: $25

Happy to donate to a great cause. Go Lauren! You're going to make Avery proud! 6 months ago

Denise Tonzola

Denise Tonzola

DONATION: $50

6 months ago