Sharing here a fundraiser created by my daughter, Sheela Jane Menon and her husband, John Fournie, in hopes of bolstering the efforts of those who are helping the thousands of children cruelly separated from their parents at the southern border, and held in detention under appalling conditions that violate the values we say we hold dear. Even the smallest of donations are welcome to let the children know they are not forgotten.
Dear family and friends,
If you’re able, please join me and John in making a small donation to Kids In Need of Defense. Through collaborations with 600+ partners (including the American Bar Association), KIND strives to “ensure that no child appears in immigration court without high quality legal representation.” They also aim to “advance, policies, and practices that ensure children’s protection and uphold their right to due process and fundamental fairness.” The organization has received high ratings from charity watch organizations, and has been featured on multiple lists of places to donate to support children at the border.