Dreamers Across the Country Volunteer in Their Local Communities Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Dreamers across the country are volunteering in their local communities leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, engaging in service to their neighbors. Service opportunities Dreamers have led or will be leading include those such as Denver, Colorado’s annual Feed-A-Family event, working at the Cabrini Immigrant Services Food Pantry in New York, and participating in the Dreamers Give Back: A Service & Advocacy event in Auburn, California.

At the very same time that Dreamers are serving their communities, they face an urgent deadline waiting for Members of Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution that would protect them from deportation, being ripped out of the American workforce and separated from their families. Members will leave for the remainder of the year in only three weeks, and the threat to nearly 800,000 hardworking Dreamers is growing by the day.

An overwhelming majority of the American public continues to demonstrate unwavering support for protecting Dreamers, most of whom have known no other country as home, and dozens of congressional Republicans have made renewed calls on their colleagues to act in recent days.

Highlights of several ongoing service events are included below:

Denver Feed-A-Family Event

DENVER, CO: On Saturday, November 18, in partnership with CUDreamers, 30 Dreamers and allies of the Denver immigrant community volunteered at the Epworth Foundation’s annual Feed-A-Family event, where they helped package 6,500 boxes of food which will be distributed to families in need.

 

Dreamers Give Back with Cabrini Immigrant Food Services Food Pantry

 

NEW YORK, NY: On Monday, November 20, Dreamers volunteered at Cabrini Immigration Services Food Pantry, which serves over 700 families from the neighborhood each month, to help organize their weekly food pantry for their neighbors in need.

 

Dreamers Give Back: A Service & Advocacy Event

AUBURN, CA: On Monday, November 20, California Dreamers will sponsor a service and advocacy postcard writing at Crooked Lane Brewing Company, where volunteers will be assembling care packets for the homeless and low-income families. Community members will also participate by writing postcards to their Member of Congress, calling for passage of the Dream Act by the end of this year.

 

We are thankful for Dreamers who have dedicated so much to helping others and giving back to the country during events this week. Their meaningful contributions have left positive impacts on local communities across the nation.

Posted by FWD.us Press on 11/20/2017