"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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We are also now using the Rapid Response/General Fund  to pay bonds and the expenses to reunite families instead of separate funds for each family. This model will expedite the releases and help provide relocation expenses more efficiently. (To date, Dec 28, 2018, we have paid 60 bonds.) 

We are NOT a 501(c)3 organization. ALL of your funds will go directly to operational and acute needs expenses.


Ahora estamos usando también el Fondo General/Respuesta Rápida para pagar fianzas y gastos para reunir a las familias, en lugar de fondos separados para cada familia. Este modelo agiliza las liberaciones y ayuda a proveer los gastos de relocalización de forma más eficiente. (A la fecha, 28/Dic/18, hemos pagado 60 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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Monthly Pledge Giving

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How We Use Your Donations

The Gift of Freedom

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To date we have paid 60 bonds totaling well over $500,000 to give immigrant families the gift of freedom from detention prisons 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

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. 


Besides the monthly expenses of electricity, heat and water  is the  monthly expense of  pre-paid phones.  It is critical our families stay in contact with family, sponsors, attorneys and ICE. 


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 Home

The Gift of Healthy Food

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Each family grocery budget is a minimum of $500 per month. Your gift towards groceries provides nutritious food every day, something families were denied while in detention.  


We provide assistance to over 75 families each month in one form or another. 


Occasionally we will have a food drive for a new family or for holidays. 


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

The Gift of Aid for Urgent Partner Needs

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


In December 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. Otherwise exhausted and traumatized they would have slept on the streets.


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. From time to time we offer a special Amazon registry to support the bus station backpack projects.


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

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. We also fill prescriptions, and provide back to school appointments for physicals and required vaccinations. Some of our family members need dental and vision care to function.


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 Reunification

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In special cases we need to purchase reunification transportation when it doesn't fall under the parameters of our partner, Miles4Migrants.


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

In 6 months we paid 60 BONDS. These are some of our first:

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

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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:  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


Read Floridalma's Updates/ Lee las actualizaciones de Floridalma.

Amalia

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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


Read Amalia's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Amalia

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. 


Read Delmi's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Delmi

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



Read Irma's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Irma

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



Read Cefora's Updates  /Lee las actualizaciones de Cefora

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

Read Rosa's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Rosa 

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


Read Maria's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Maria

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


Read Norma's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Norma.

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. 


Read Delmi's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Delmi

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


Read Ana’s Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Ana

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


Read Lilian's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Lilian

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


Read Juana's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Juana

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


Read Olga's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Olga

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


Read Yeni's Updates/Lee las actualizaciones de Yeni

"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