"I'm donating again. This is the way we fight back and win one family at a time.--Bonnie


"Estoy donando de nuevo. Esta es la forma en que luchamos y ganamos. Una familia a la vez.”-- Bonnie

General Rapid Response Fund

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NONE of the IFT volunteers are paid. We are NOT a 501(c)3 organization.

 ALL of your funds will go directly to rapid response needs. (To date, Feb 28, 2019, we have paid 65 bonds.) 


We no longer use the one fund per family model or Amazon wishlists to support our families. We cannot accept donations of any kind earmarked for an individual family.  We have applied for 501c3 status, the application is pending authorization. 


A fecha, 28/Feb/19, hemos pagado 65 fianzas).

NINGUNO de los miembros de liderazgo del IFT recibe un pago. 

NO somos una organización 501 (c) 3. TODOS sus fondos se destinarán directamente a gastos operacionales y a necesidades urgentes.

Gracias por tu generosidad y apoyo.

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How We Use Your Donations

The Gift of Freedom

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To date we have reunited more than 65 families totaling well over $500,000 to give immigrant families the gift of freedom from detention prisons and foster care across the country.  

Bonds typically range from $1500 - $30,000 per person. We have freed mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers, adult children.


We also try to find pro bono or  deeply discounted immigration specialists to represent our families in their lengthy and complicated asylum proceedings.

 

Now that freedom from detention is secured for these families, donations are essential in helping them survive until they are eligible for work permits.  


This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.  

Gift of Freedom

Gift of Reunification

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In special cases we need to purchase reunification bus and airline tickets when we cannot find donors with miles and it doesn't fall under the parameters of our partner, Miles4Migrants.



There is also a need to provide transportation to legal and medical appointments when our volunteers cannot assist. 



This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.





Gift of Reunification

The Gift of Rent & Utilities

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Housing and utilities are the most expensive budget item each month outside of the payment of bonds.  The average rent is $1500 per month, plus utilities. 

In addition to rent there are also monthly expenses:

  • electricity
  •  heat 
  •  water.  

Most of our families are not eligible for work permits for nearly a year.  They need stable and safe housing.

Your gift provides just that!    

This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Housing

The Gift of Healthy Food

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Each family grocery budget is a minimum of $400 per month. Your gift towards groceries provides nutritious food every day, something families were denied while in detention.  

  • We provide assistance to over 65 families each month in one form or another. 
  • Occasionally we will have a special food drive for a new family or for holidays. 

With this gift you ensure no one goes hungry.  
This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Healthy Food

Gift of Legal Counsel

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Legal counsel is vital to navigate the complicated asylum process. While we do seek pro bono counsel, most immigration attorneys have more than exhausted their budget for giving free counsel.
Your donation also provides the costs associated in obtaining:

  • birth certificates
  • copies of affidavits and other legal documentation required
  • passports

With this gift you give a real chance of a successful asylum case.
This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.






 

Gift of Legal Counsel

The Gift of Clothing

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Our families are, more times than not,  released with only the clothes on their backs. We provide the basics for their immediate needs.  


Each family has different needs depending on their circumstances. When needed we provide:


  • underwear and socks
  • jeans and shirts
  • shoes and boots
  • coats, gloves and hats
  • pajamas
  • sweatshirts 
  • blankets and bedding
  • basic kitchen supplies
  • school supplies


With this gift you give the gift of more than just the clothes on their backs. 


This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Clothing

The Gift of Medical Care

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The care in detention is extremely poor. Often we see recently released detainees who are sick with colds and flu. We provide over the counter medications for these symptoms and cover the cost of medical care when we cannot obtain free services. 

Examples of some of your donations cover: 

  • X-rays 
  •  prescriptions
  •  back to school appointments for physicals and required vaccinations
  •  dental and vision care
  • Many families require counseling to overcome the tremendous trauma of separation and being held in the hieleras (“icebox”) detention prisons. 


With this gift you give the gift of health. 


This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Medical Care

The Gift of Urgent Needs

We partner with and support various social service groups to help meet their urgent needs.

In Decem

We partner with and support various social service groups to help meet their urgent needs.

  • In December 2018 we pledged to cover the cost of 100 hotel rooms at the border. This provided recently released detainees a place to stay while waiting for their cross country bus  journey. 
  • We purchase and fill backpacks to distribute  to families at bus stations. These backpacks contain blankets, fresh food, snacks, medicines, water, diapers, small toys and toiletries. 
  • We also use Visa gift cards to purchase fresh food and hot meals for traveling families . 

This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.


Gift of Urgent Needs

Infrastructure Expenses

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We have no paid staff. NONE.
We do have normal operating expenses such as:

  • travel related reimbursements 
  • fundraising platform fees
  • website hosting
  • office supplies
  • accounting 
  • postage

This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Expenses

The Gift of Vital Communication

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Our families need to stay in touch with:

  • us
  • our volunteers
  • ICE
  • their attorneys
  • their families

We provide cell phone service to each family.   This donation gift is representative of our programs and needs. Your gift will be used where our most immediate need is at the moment.

Gift of Communication

Coming Soon

Monthly Pledge Giving

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We Have Paid over 65 bonds. Here's some of our first:

Yeni

Image Team Yeni Go Fund Me Page
Link https://www.gofundme.com/yeni-gonzalez-support-team

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Delmi

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STATUS: BOND PENDING ACCEPTANCE

ESTADO: ACEPTACIÓN PENDIENTE DE BONOS


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Through the generous support of Kristen Bell and crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you! 


PATROCINADORES: Bonos pagados a través de la generosidad de Kristen Bell y seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted

We are working with Delmi's attorney and family.


Estamos trabajando con su abogado por su libertad y su familia. 



Ana

Image Fundraiser by Julie Schwietert Collazo : Ana Support ... - GoFundMe

STATUS: FREE AND REUNIFIED 

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Lilian

Image Fundraiser by Julie Schwietert Collazo : Lilian Support Team - MOM #5

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Juana

Image Juana Support Team Go Fund me Page
link https://www.gofundme.com/juana-support-team

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Olga

Image Olga Support Support Go Fund Me Page
Link https://www.gofundme.com/olga-support-team

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Sisters: Maria, Estela & Brenda

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STATUS: FREE  by loan 

ESTADO: LIBRE por préstamo


BOND:  NOT MET /FIANZA: NO SE ENCUENTRA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted




Sofi

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STATUS: REUNIFED 

  

SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted





Cruz Family

Image GoFundMe Cruz supoort team

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFED 

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND:  MET by RAICES / FIANZA: LOGRADA por RAICES


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Lourdes

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STATUS:  FREE by loan 

ESTADO: LIBRE por préstamo


BOND:  NOT MET  / FIANZA: NO SE ENCUENTRA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted




Hillary Twins

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STATUS: FREE AND REUNIFIED  

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND:   MET  / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Ingrid's Family

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STATUS: FREE & REUNITED 

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted





Leydi's Family

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STATUS:  FREE & REUNITED  

ESTADO: LIBRE y REUNIDO




SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Rosayra

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STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: The Congregation Beth Elohim Refugee Task Force is sponsoring relocation


PATROCINADORES: La Fuerza de Tarea para Refugiados de Beth Elohim, de la Congregación, está patrocinando la reubicación.




Inetide

Image GoFundme Inetide Support Team Fe

STATUS: In Detention  We are working with her attorney for her freedom.

ESTADO: Detenido. Estamos trabajando con su abogado por su libertad.


BOND:  NOT MET / FIANZA: NO SE ENCUENTRA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como uste


Update: Inetide's bond offer was rescinded and funds raised for her are being used to pay bonds for others.    

Floridalma

Image Floridalma Support Team - GoFundMe

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Bond paid through the generosity of Hispanic Federation


PATROCINADORES: Bonos pagados a través de la generosidad de la Federación Hispana



Amalia

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ASYLUM GRANTED

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Delmi

Image Fundraiser by Julie Schwietert Collazo : Delmi Support  GoFundMe

STATUS: Freed on Feb 28 and reunited.

ESTADO: LIBRE el 28 Feb y REUNIDO 

BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Through the generous support of Kristen Bell and crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you! 


PATROCINADORES: Bonos pagados a través de la generosidad de Kristen Bell y seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Irma

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STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted




Cefora

Image Fundraiser by Julie Schwietert Collazo : Cefora Support ... - GoFundMe

STATUS: FREE and REUNIFIED

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: Met /FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted




Rosa

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STATUS: In Detention, we are working with her attorney for her freedom

ESTADO: Detenido. Estamos trabajando con su abogado por su libertad. 


BOND:   MET / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted


María

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STATUS:  FREE 

ESTADO: REUNIDO


BOND:   MET / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you!


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



Norma

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STATUS: FREE & REUNITED 

ESTADO: LIBRE Y REUNIDO


BOND: MET / FIANZA: LOGRADA


SPONSORS: Crowdsourced GoFundMe supporters like you


PATROCINADORES: seguidores de GoFundMe de Crowdsourcing como usted



"In the words of Mr. Rogers - always look for the helpers. In this way we continue to hold hope amidst pain and suffering." -Eva 


"En palabras del Sr. Rogers, siempre busca a los ayudantes. De este modo, podemos seguir teniendo esperanza, en medio de tanto dolor y sufrimiento". -Eva