In less than two weeks, our youth group Orgullo Latinx Pride raised $202 to help families from the Migrant Caravan arriving in NC. The youth organized a raffle offering 3 prizes: $100 cash, two $25 gift cards, and a candy-filled piñata. Tickets were sold at $1 each. The funds were used to purchase basic provisions for the families and their children. We partnered with Raleigh in Solidarity with Migrant Families to distribute the provision to the migrant families who were released from detention centers.
Youth representatives Lizbeth Ramos and Kevin Manzanarez, along with Selina Lopez, our Youth Program Manager, traveled to Raleigh to drop off the donations before Christmas. The raffle winners were announced on Wednesday, December 19 via Facebook Live.