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. Additionally, one of the shelters will allow five of our LMSA members to throw a Christmas party during the 2021 holiday season. It is difficult to obtain permission to enter the facilities, so we are grateful for the opportunity.
Each shelter has provided a wish list - one toy per child. If you are interested in buying a gift for a child, pleasevisit the Amazon Wish Lists - links to each city's list are provided below as well as via QR code. These gifts were specifically requested by the children.
Alternatively, you can head over to our donation pageto direct a cash donation towards the fundraiser.
The deadline to donate isDecember 20, 2021. To help us get the word out, feel free to circulate the attached fliers in Spanish and English.
Thanks in advance for the support, Latino Medical Student Association Southwest Region