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Immigrants Are Welcome Here

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May 04, 2017

Friends--Thank you for showing that REAL Americans welcome immigrants. We blew past our ambitious goal of $1000 and are now at $1395! I'll be  See more
Anna Speicher

THE STORY:

Can you help one legal permanent resident become a U.S. Citizen? How about five? Or 10? Our goal is to raise $1000 to help 100 people achieve their goal. 

Every $10 makes it possible for Centro de Información (the Center for Information of Elgin, Illinois) to give one immigrant the U.S. Office of Citizenship guidebook Welcome to the United States. In addition, Centro provides other material and walks applicants through the citizenship application process. 

Here is one person's story:

Andrea came to Illinois from Argentina with family members 14 years ago. Her only English then was Hello and Thank you. After she met her future husband here, she applied at Centro de Información for legal permanent residency. Six years later, she returned to apply for citizenship. Before coming to Centro, she had gone to three lawyers who gave her conflicting information and wanted to charge her $4,000-$6,000. She is so grateful to Centro’s immigration counselor who explained the process and answered all her questions in her mother tongue so that she could understand. 

Centro de Información (Center for Information) is a not-for-profit social service agency that has been serving predominantly low-income Hispanic immigrants in the greater Fox Valley, Illinois, area since 1972. Each year, the agency helps more than 15,000 people by providing bilingual advocacy, information and referral, immigration and naturalization services, parenting skills training, community education, and youth programs. 

Our nation is stronger because of the gifts of people who have come from all over the world to become part of the tapestry that is America. Where did your parentsor your grandparents or their grandparentscome from?

For 45 years, Centro de Información has done a lot of good with a little money. This year alone, Centro de Información has helped immigrants from more than 40 countries.

Please do what you can to support Centro de Información's citizenship efforts!

Any donations over and above the campaign goal will be applied to this project or Centro's other immigration and naturalization services. All or part of your gift to Centro de Información (Center for Information of Elgin) may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anna Speicher

    $100

  • Jon and Mary

    $100

  • Beth Wright & Julie Kaufman

    $100

  • Jennifer Manion

    $30

  • Sandra Anna

    $25

  • Kathleen Fry-Miller

    $25

  • Joel Davies

    $50

  • Dan & Julie Radcliffe

    $25

  • Paul Teetor

    $50

  • Lynne & John Kern

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Traci D. Ellis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Barbara Njus

    $50

  • Chris and Scott Douglas

    $25

  • Rich Medina and Maria Galo

    $100

  • Carol Blohm

    $25

  • Peg Lehman

     

  • Karen McKeeveffr

    $50

  • Nathan Teetor

     

  • Rich Medina and Maria Galo

    $50

  • SHIRLEY SADJADI

    $100

  • Capsonic Group

    $100

  • Dawn Lawson

     

  • Ellen Speicher

    $25

  • Shannon Barker

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Karen Fletcher

    $50

  • Bonnie Klein

    $50

  • Cheryl, Joel, and Chris Brumbaugh-Cayford

    $55

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150% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Cheryl, Joel, and Chris Brumbaugh-Cayford

Cheryl, Joel, and Chris Brumbaugh-Cayford

DONATION: $55

1 year ago

Bonnie Klein

Bonnie Klein

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Karen Fletcher

Karen Fletcher

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Shannon Barker

Shannon Barker

1 year ago

Ellen Speicher

Ellen Speicher

DONATION: $25

Happy to contribute to your campaign and to this important cause 1 year ago

Dawn Lawson

Dawn Lawson

1 year ago

Capsonic Group

Capsonic Group

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

SHIRLEY SADJADI

SHIRLEY SADJADI

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Rich Medina and Maria Galo

Rich Medina and Maria Galo

DONATION: $50

1 year ago