After election results on Nov 8th, we were heartbroken. But heartened. Early in the morning, on the day after the election, donations started trickling in to the Young Center’s website. We were surprised, because we had no fundraising ask out there. There were donations of all sizes, $10, $20, $100 . . . And many gifts came with notes:
- Keep fighting the good fight! We support you
- Love and solidarity from London UK
- For my 10 year old son, Mica, because he is worried about a wall, and wants to make a difference
In just 24 hours, we received more than 200 donations for a total of over $10,000. In this time of transition, we are grateful for those who find a way to do something positive, helping unaccompanied immigrant children find safety and a place to thrive.