Supply Drive for Families Released from San Antonio Immigration Detention Center

#Not1More is the hashtag used by immigrant activists across the nation, as a vow to continue the fight for the over 11 million undocumented people living in this country. Many who find themselves without proper documentation have been held up in prisons, detention centers, and family centers across the nation as they await their day in immigrant court.

Meanwhile, at the South Texas Family Residential Center in San Antonio, the largest of the nation’s three immigration detention centers for families, an outflow of 400 women and children occurred Sunday. A federal judge ruled the living conditions unsuitable, and local organizations found themselves scrambling to accommodate these families. This facility had already drawn a lot of criticism from activists who criticized their recent ban on crayons.

RAICES, an organization providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees, has headed up the supply drive to help out this demographic.

How You Can Help

Drop off donations

Donations of children’s medications, coloring books, crayons, new child-size underwear, and hooded sweatshirts (of all sizes) are needed. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Representative Diego Bernal’s Offices:126 W Rector Street, Ste 114, San Antonio
  • Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales’ Office:200 N Park, San Antonio  or  803 Castroville Rd, Ste 218, San Antonio
  • Senator Jose Menendez’s Office:4522 Fredericksburg Rd, A-3, San Antonio

Donate Online

Online donations can be made at raicestexas.org/pages/casa

Volunteer 

Spanish- speaking volunteers are also needed

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