I have visited Casa del Migrante twice this summer to drop off the donations I received during my donation drive. I delivered a check for $3,500 and lots of clothes, shoes, etc. I also received a $1,000 donation worth of personal hygiene products from the store CURACAO. They were very generous. In fact, everyone has been extremely kind and supportive. Thank you to all of you who have been there for me in my effort to make a difference in the life of a migrant.
There are many sad stories I have heard at the shelter. It is hard not to absorb everyone’s sadness and frustration. 90% of the migrants at Casa del Migrante are deportees who are desperate to get back to their families here in the U.S. It breaks my heart to see families separated due to deportation, due to a failed immigration system in the US and a corrupt government in their countries.
Here I am with lots of suitcases full of clothes and shoes. For some reason, the Mexican government makes it very difficult to bring donations across, So I have to be sneaky.
Migrants at the shelter before dinner time. They receive two meals a day at the shelter.
In line for dinner. Casa del Migrante offers them shelter for up to a month, helps them get their paperwork (such as birth certificate), provides them with legal, spiritual, and counseling services.
If you would like to help, you can DONATE here to Casa del Migrante!
They are always in need of clothes, shoes, backpacks, and other items. You can contact them directly to coordinate a donation drop-off.