Fundraisers and Events

Dining For Justice Pig Roast Sept 22 NYC

Dining for Justice Pig Roast Sept 22

Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill

4-40 44th Drive 

Queens, NY 11101

End of summer pig roast, hosted by Dining for Justice, to be held at Anable Basin in Long Island City.

A very special pig roast from Don Rodrigo Duarte, the man responsible for bringing Portuguese Alentejano pigs to the United States will also be serving  special charcuterie. Side dishes will be graciously provided by Chefs Consortium and our friends at Betty Bakery will be serving desserts.


Room For More Festival - DC Sept 13, 14, 21, 26 ,28



This is a volunteer-run effort organized by musicians from the DC DIY scene and Plain Great Productions. Net proceeds will be donated to Immigrant Families Together, which pay bonds for and provide services to families affected by U.S. immigration policies.
Featuring: A Measured Response, Ethan Andrew, dawnathan, Faded Home, Hostile Array, Lizard Hands, Ménage À Garage, MidMountain, Mistochord, Petty Indulgences, Richard Seymour, Slokey, Small Craft, Tavor, Trash Boat and the Ambush, Zen Warship.


123 Andrés DC Concert -- Oct 19

123 Andres DC Concert Oct 19

The Miracle Theater, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés, and their award-winning music and lively concerts get the whole family dancing and learning, in Spanish and English with concerts for kids of all ages and their families.


National Period Day Rally Oct 19

Location: US Capitol, between the Capitol Building & Reflecting Pool

 US Capitol, between the Capitol Building & Reflecting Pool

Julie Schwietert Collazo, Director of Immigrant Families Together, will be at the Capitol as Keynote Speaker, to speak about asylum seekers' experiences of menstruation in detention and how our country's inhumane policies humiliate people who menstruate and put their health and their dignity in danger.

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Support our Volunteer Kids

IFT market Etsy shop

Stop by our Etsy shop to choose a homemade, kid-made gift with your donation.  This shop is kid powered by our IFT NYC kid supporters. 

100% of your donation goes directly to Immigrant Families Together (less nominal Etsy fees) to support our families.  Donations are not tax deductible. 501c3 pending authorization

Check back often as new gifts are added as the kids create them!  

1. The kids! We all talk about the next generation and this is it! Many of us are trying to raise good kids who are concerned about others, give of their time and money to help others, and are aware of current events. By favoriting the shop, sharing the shop, or donating through the shop you are encouraging these kids and supporting their work. There are not many volunteer opportunities for kids (due to insurance issues most places will not let kids under 16 volunteer) so these kids made their own opportunity!

2. FUN! It's fun to get mail and a gift! If you want a little fun, we're offering this option. 

3.  Keep spreading the message - many of the gifts are things you might display or wear or use and  is a perfect conversational starter to share the issue of separated families and immigration problems, as well as the work of IFT.

Donate & Shop

Stay Mad, Make Art: A Benefit Sept 16 NYC


The Center at West Park

165 W 86th St 

New York, NY, NY 10024

Stay Mad, Make Art will be hosted by Vodka Stinger (Feinstein's/54 Below), featuring downtown luminary Diana Oh ({my lingerie play}; The Infinite Love Party) with performances by the New York music and theatre community including Kennedy Kanagawa (Dinner with Georgette at NYTW; The Good Swimmer at BAM), Nadia Quinn (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story; The Robber Bridegroom at Roundabout Theatre Company; Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson on Broadway), Vira Slywotzky (Vira & Friends; Mirror Visions Ensemble) with Clint Edwards (Requiem Prayers for soprano, piano, and cello at Carnegie Hall; My Beloved: a Ted Bundy Musical), and Rachel McKinney (With Love, U.S Podcast; co-founder of RoaN Productions) with Sound design by Sound Design by Asa Wember (Selkie with Dutch Kills; Seagull Machine with the Assembly).


Previous Fundraisers

IFT Lemonade Challenge

image IFT Lemonade Challenge

There were so many awesome homemade fundraisers this Fourth of July that we wanted to encourage more and make it even easier!

IFT is challenging YOU to host a lemonade stand fundraiser!

Here are some helpful tips:

Decide where and when you will have your lemonade stand. Consider how best to get lots of foot traffic!

Think about what you're going to have at your Lemonade Stand. Will you stick with just lemonade or add a bake sale, art sale, or other ideas?

Practice with your kids before the sale. Talk to them in an age-appropriate way about Immigrant Families Together so they can share with customers what they're raising money for.  Role play being their customer so they get used to it.

We have made some posters that you can download and print to help market your fundraiser. Put them around your stand and use them around the area to direct people to your fundraiser.  Let your kids add their own touches to the signs and decorate your stand!

Encourage extra donations! Once you have a customer's attention feel free to talk about how far their donations will go.  (The price sign has blanks for you to add the item and the price and uses the language "minimum donation" to let customers know that the sky's the limit!)

If customers don't have cash, we can accept donations through Venmo, PayPal and GoFundMe. Ask customers to show you their donation receipt if you'd like to verify.

Keep track of all your sales so you can share your total with us!

Post photos on social media using @ImmFamTogether and #IFTlemonadechallenge and make sure to take friends and challenge them to do their own fundraiser!

IFT Lemonade Challenge

Writers for Migrant Justice Sept 4

Writers for Migrant Justice Sept 4

Nationwide Initiative 

Hosting protest readings at 45+ cities  These readings are being lead by 

our friends in the literary world. 

Please check Facebook Events and their Go Fund Me story which is directly linked to Immigrant Families Together.   

123 Andrés NYC Concert - Sept 1

123 Andres NYC Concert

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave, 

New York, NY 10023

Latin Grammy-winning duo, 123 Andrés puts on a concert fundraiser at JCC in Manhattan, which is a fun for the

 whole family event! 

Information and tickets here

Previous Fundraisers

Mother's Day Fundraiser


A special fundraiser in honor of Mother's Day with a goal of $25,000 to post a bond and reunite a family. 

Dining for Justice NYC 4/14/19


Giving never tasted so good!

Donations are not tax deductible. 501c3 pending authorization.



Contributions, donations, ticket sales, fundraiser donations to Immigrant Families Together are not tax deductible. 501c3 status has been applied for and is pending authorization by the IRS.

Food & Wine wrote about the first “Dining for Justice” event in December 2018.  

Free to children 12 and under. Alcohol available to adults age 21 and above.

Buy your shirts here. This shirt is being sold as part of the Dining for Justice: Long Island City fundraising event on April 14, 2019 and is part of Lana O'Neal's Tikkun Olam (Heal the World) project for her upcoming Bat Mitzvah. All proceeds from the sale of these shirts benefit Immigrant Families Together.

Art Auction 3/23/19


Come. Drink wine. Bid.


Corridor Gallery

334 Grand Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11238


Sat., March 23  


Can't make it? Bid online


Donations are not tax deductible. 501c3 pending authorization.

Queer Soup Night: Birthday 2/3/19


Queer Soup Night is turning two! 

Join us for a full-on birthday party benefiting the critical work of Immigrant Families Together, a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy. 

We're going all out to celebrate two years:

Soups by Chef Jeremy Salamon (The Eddy), Chef Mike Campanile (Zadie’s Oyster House), Chef Katie Yun (Eleven Madison Park), Chef Tali Petschek (Queer Soup Night) and Chef Sachi Nagase (both/&). 

Savory flatbreads by Savannah Turley (Gertie)

Birthday cakes by Butter & Scotch and MeMe’s Diner. 

Cocktails by Butch Judy’s. 

Tunes by DJ JayeMarti. 

Come early for the soup, stay late for the love!

$10-20 suggested CASH donation at the door. 100% of proceeds will go to Immigrant Families Together. This is a 21+ only event.

Date and Time:

Sun, February 3, 2019

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST



635 Sackett Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Broadway for IFT 2/11/19


Join us at Feinstein’s/54Below for an evening of Musical Theater to benefit Immigrant Families Together!

Featuring performers Laura Benanti, Emily Bergl, Teal Wicks,Micaela Diamond, and more, we will be bringing you a plethora of songs from our favorite musicals that highlight the importance of taking action and joining together to create a better world. Come be a part of the change!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Immigrant Families Together.


  • $60 – $85
  • VIP Seating: $90 – $110
  • Premiums: $115 – $140
  • Additional $6 If Purchased At Venue
  • $25 Food & Beverage Minimum

Times (show/door opens)

254 W 54th St. Cellar, NYC 10019

Dining for Justice 12/9/18


A fundraiser hosted by Queens Dinner Club. Supporting the IFT Rapid Response Fund.

Tasting stations from restaurants and specialty food establishments. Cash bar, raffles and auction.

Sunday December 9. 5-8pm. 

Raffle begins at 7pm. 

Sound River Studios 

4-40 44th Drive LIC, NY

Legal Disclaimer/Nota Legal

We appreciate the fundraising events held by our supporters and sponsoring business donors, however, Immigrant Families Together does not endorse or guarantee any products or services advertised here or on social media. Ideally all donations should be submitted via the Go Fund me links on our website with a comment posted on GoFund Me using a unique hashtag for your fundraiser. If  you shop at these stores or donate through any fundraising events or  use any of these services, please mention that you saw their ad on the Immigrant Families Together website and social media. 

Apreciamos los eventos para recaudar fondos organizados por nuestros seguidores y patrocinadores, sin embargo, Immigrant Families Together no aprueba o garantiza ninguno de los productos patrocinados en estos eventos o en redes sociales. Lo ideal para nosotros es que todas las donaciones sean procesadas a través de los enlaces de GoFundMe en nuestro sitio web, con un comentario en el sitio, usando un #hashtag único para tu evento de recaudación de fondos. Si compras artículos que estén a la venta, donas a través de cualquier evento, o usas cualquier otro servicio, es importante que indiques que viste su anuncio en el sitio o en las redes sociales de Immigrant Families Together.