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Run for CALA 2017

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BENEFITING: CENTRAL AMERICAN LEGAL ASSISTANCE

ORGANIZER: Heather

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2017

Rebecca Press

THE STORY:

Heather Axford wrote -

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. We 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. Our 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.

 

We're small. We work out of the basement of a church on the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We don't have professional development staff and don't do fancy fundraisers. But we 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, we appeared in court on behalf of immigrants facing removal over 700 times, and won relief from removal for over 200 people. We anticipate this year being more of a fight than ever.

 

And every year, we somehow manage to convince a group of brave individuals to pound the pavement throughout the spring, training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon, to raise much needed financial support for our work. Some of them are seasoned runners, for others this is their first race. All of them are 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

$4,718

MONEY RAISED
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  • harry shulman

    $50

  • Lee Rothchild

     

  • Sara Johnson

    $150

  • Peter and Marcy Schuck

    $150

  • Sharon Kennedy

    $100

  • Linda Mehta

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Nicole Doppelt

    $250

  • Julia, Doug, Macy, & Ava

    $100

  • Deborah Romano

    $200

  • Athena Viscusi

    $100

  • Carolyn and Andrew Wright

    $100

  • Lynn Neugebauer

     

  • Jeremy K.

    $100

  • Jennifer Rogers

    $100

  • Sarah Oshiro

    $50

  • Juan Vivares

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • David Unger

    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chris Gordon Owen

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Get Organized BK!

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Sarah

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Josh & Laura

    $500

  • Isabel Byron and Mark Kleiman

    $50

  • Cage Ames

    $50

  • Nicholas Nash

    $50

  • Gloria and Robert Blumenthal

     

  • Hedda Kafka

     

  • Carroll

    $100

  • Tom and Ann

    $50

  • Ann Schaetzel & Richard Barber

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melissa Lapine

    $25

  • Jean and Aric

    $1,000

  • Mimi McLoughlin and Mike Ruby

     

  • Larry &a Marla Lapine

    $25

  • The Bernero Family

    $100

  • Jane and Edward Rabin

    $50

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The Team: $27,890 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

harry shulman

Amount Raised

$6,420

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Press

Amount Raised

$4,718

Fundraiser Title

maureen schad

Amount Raised

$3,597

Fundraiser Title

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

Jane and Edward Rabin

Jane and Edward Rabin

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

The Bernero Family

The Bernero Family

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Larry &a Marla Lapine

Larry &a Marla Lapine

DONATION: $25

It's an honor to help our Cuz 3 months ago

Mimi McLoughlin and Mike Ruby

Mimi McLoughlin and Mike Ruby

3 months ago

Jean and Aric

Jean and Aric

DONATION: $1,000

In my view, hop on the subway when you get tired. 3 months ago

Melissa Lapine

Melissa Lapine

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Ann Schaetzel & Richard Barber

Ann Schaetzel & Richard Barber

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Tom and Ann

Tom and Ann

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Carroll

Carroll

DONATION: $100

"We are a nation of immigrants" ~ Thanks SO much, Becca, for the effort and empathy you bring to each immigrant, every day... 3 months ago