The Mayor's Fund is collecting monetary donations to support efforts to help unaccompanied immigrant children and families, including those who were separated and those who are in federal custody in New York City. Donations will be used to support organizations that are working locally and nationally to provide help including: legal and social services, medical care, help with release from detention, and supplies including toys, food, and water.
"Everywhere I go in the last few days people have asked me what they can do to help. I tell them to call their senators and demand real immigration reforms. I tell them to show their outrage through organized protest. And now I can tell them the Mayor's Fund for New York City has a dedicated place on their website for donations. The contributions will help these families in many ways, and also purchase affinity objects like teddy bears to help soothe traumatized children."
- First Lady Chirlane McCray, Chair, Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC
The Mayor’s Fund, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is in touch with the following organizations and others who are working directly with those impacted to assess the need and how we can best support. To learn more about the work of some of these organizations (or to provide direct support), click on their links below:
Locally, providers of the Immigrant Children Advocates’ Relief Efforts (ICARE):
We are grateful to everyone who answered the call and made a financial donation to support this cause. We also sincerely thank the many local organizations that have donated art supplies, Spanish children books, plush toys, soccer balls, and other specific affinity items for children who have been separated from their families. Some of these local groups include: