U.S. Border Crisis
More than 500,000 women, men and children have crossed the border since the start of 2019 seeking asylum from violence and trying to escape extreme poverty. Save the Children is running Child Friendly Spaces and children's play areas at transit shelters in New Mexico, supporting the work of partners and advocating for vulnerable children. Your support can help a child play, smile and laugh for the first time in weeks or even months.
$9,292.00 of $15,000.00 Goal
Save the Children is the U.S. leader in child-focused disaster preparedness, response and recovery. We are currently the only national response agency working in transit shelters in New Mexico that is focused on the unique needs of children. Our border work features three key elements: programs, resource support to partners and advocacy to uphold children's rights and protection. In the interest of building a long-term and sustainable response, we are collaborating with local agencies in Deming and Las Cruces, New Mexico as well as a church-run shelter in McAllen, Texas. We have set a funding goal of $3.8 million for our response over the next two years.
2 - Daniel Menzel ($875.00)
3 - Nueva Children Border Crisis Fund ($720.00)
4 - Archie Williams High School Save the Children Club ($605.00)
5 - Nicole Godinez ($110.00)
6 - Kimaada Brown ($100.00)
7 - Cathi Grobe ($100.00)
8 - Socorro Valderrama ($100.00)
9 - Lisa Ottomanelli ($50.00)
10 - Lorraine Erwin ($50.00)
Why we fundraise
Dancing to Heal the World
Ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has displaced more than 1.7 million people. Beile and her children: Senai, Abiah and Danait decided they needed to help. The children performed their own dancing and singing routines to collect donations and raised $650. "The sweetest thing they did," smiles Beile, "is that they had piggy banks with some coins, and they emptied them into the fundraising jar before they started asking for donations from others."
Honey Helpers: Teen and Bees
Rico is a rising high school senior and an experienced beekeeper who put his honeybees to work. Inspired by Save the Children's work in Ukraine, Europe's largest honey producing country, Rico raised more than $5,000 by giving each donor a jar of his summer honey harvest. 100% of the donations went directly to Save the Children's Emergency Relief Fund.
"If even the humble honeybee can help Save the Children, then surely each of us can too," says Rico.
4 Wheels, 4 Paws, 4 Good
COVID-19 had many repercussions for U.S. families, including, for some, their first experience with hunger. Mark Roberts decided to take action. Mark went on an 8-week journey across Massachusetts in his electric wheelchair with his dog and wife. They rolled to raise awareness and more than $100,000! "I have to say that I had so much fun, learned so much about so many people from across the political and economic spectrum. My Roll/Stroll restored a bit of my faith in humanity," says Mark.
Tessa Bakes for Ukraine's Kids
Tessa, from Connecticut, raised $2,000 for Save the Children's Ukraine Relief effort and is proud to help the children there as they try to stay safe during the war. Tessa says, "Helping others is a gift, not only to them, but to yourself, knowing that you are doing good for the world." Tessa wanted to send a message that people should be grateful for what they have and do what they can to help others. Tessa used her passion for baking to support children in Ukraine by baking scratch-made apple tortes.
Middle Schoolers Hike4ACause
Students at Magellan Middle School started "Hike4ACause" to raise money to help Afghan refugee children. Students were asked to get a sponsor to contribute for each mile hiked. 70 students hiked 538 miles raising $6,387.96!
"We are very grateful for the opportunity our community had to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of young refugees," said Nicolas Puga.