Border Kids Relief Project Launches Its First Annual Holiday Donation Drive To Benefit Unaccompanied Minors
GritoBlast! — For many in the Latino community, a big holiday tradition is extending the holiday celebration until January 6, Three Kings Day. According to the legend, on that day, the “Magi of Bethlehem,” also known as the Three Kings Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, extended their good will and welcoming presents to the newborn Baby Jesus. In that same spirit of hope, acceptance and generosity that defines the holiday season, the Border Kids Relief Project today announces its First Annual Holiday Donation Drive, #3Kings4BorderKids.
The drive – which will run from December 18th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015 – will benefit Mary’s Center, a DC-based non-profit organization that has been providing much-needed physical and mental health care, as well as legal assistance to unaccompanied minors from the very beginning. The goal of the holiday drive is to raise up to $10,000 in funds by January 6, 2015. Every penny raised will go directly to Mary’s Center, who will use the funds to provide the children with toys on Three Kings day, and to continue their commendable mission over the next year. Donations can be made online through the Fundly.com platform at http://fundly.com/3kings4borderkids.
“Although the initial frenzy about the fate of these children has subsided, the fact is that there is still a lot of work being done by organizations on the ground to help these children in their transition,” said Elianne Ramos, founder of the Border Kids Relief Project. “It’s easy to forget how fortunate we all are to be able to enjoy the holidays with our families. These children are away from their loved ones and lack a sound support system. We hope to be able to continue our mission of supporting the organizations who are helping them, and to bring a touch of holiday magic into their lives.”