Dear all, As many of you know, there was an order for family separation at the southern border for a period of time. As a result, thousands of children were placed at nearly 40 state-licensed shelters and foster care homes according to Texas Health and Human Services.
With the collaboration of our LMSA community, we would like to make sure these children have a Christmas to celebrate. They are without their parents and family, so we will be raising funds to purchase gifts for each child. If you would like to help, please send a toy from the wishlists or make a cash donation towards the fundraiser through our website.
Additionally, two of the shelters will allow our LMSA members to throw a Christmas party during the 2022 holiday season. It is difficult to obtain permission to enter the facilities, so we are grateful for the opportunity.
To help us get the word out, feel free to circulate the attached flyer.
Thanks in advance for the support, Latino Medical Student Association Southwest Region Christmas at the Border Committee