“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela
America was founded upon the belief in a true democracy and the pursuit of freedom.
Currently, what is happening on and around our borders, with families being separated, children being quarantined, and in some cases, parents deported against their will, without their children, is simply inhumane and unjust. Please take a moment to get involved, speak up and help.
For the next few weeks, Oregrown will be donating a percentage of all profits to the groups found on this page. Below is a list of organizations that we encourage you to donate to:
Chip in to critical groups working to protect kids separated from their families by ICE:
Al Otro Lado - serves indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana & Los Angeles
The Florence Project - providing legal & social services to detained immigrants in Arizona
Neta - a Latinx-run progressive media platform telling the stories of what's happening on the border
Innovation Law Lab - working in immigrant detention centers and hostile judicial districts; keeping the definitive list of kids being held
Fuerza Del Valle - organizing workers & immigrant communities in the Rio Grande Valley
The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights - promoting the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children
We Belong Together - women for common sense immigration policies
United We Dream - the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country
Womens Refugee Commission - advocating for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution
ACLU - fighting attacks through the legal system
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) - protecting unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project - providing asylum seekers with legal aid and community support across the country
Human Rights First - helping refugees obtain asylum in the U.S.
La Union del Pueblo Entero - founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, a community union that works in the Rio Grande Valley from the grassroots up