Child Refugees in Need

Austin churches and nonprofits extend a helping hand

A holding center on the Texas-Mexico border
A holding center on the Texas-Mexico border
photo by Gov. Rick Perry Facebook

Thousands of young Central American refugees have arrived in Texas with little more than the clothes on their backs. Most of them will require legal services to determine if they'll be harmed if returned to their home countries. Want to help?

Here are some of the groups collecting women's and children's clothing, toiletries, diapers, as well as monetary donations for the refugee aid effort:

The Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition has launched a campaign to raise funds to help pay for legal services. As the group notes, it can take $7,000 to pay for the legal costs of one child. Donations may be made via the coalition's website. Call 512/476-2472 for more info.

Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 2208 E Second

St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road. Church volunteers leave Sunday to take donated supplies to the McAllen Faith Community for Diaster Recovery in South Texas.

Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas, 
1625 Rutherford.

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