May 04, 2017
BENEFITING: Center For Information Of Elgin
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 parents—or your grandparents or their grandparents—come 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.