YSM is launching an initiative, with the generous support of both the North Star and Elias Foundations, to provide direct funds to as many people as possible in the Yonkers/Mt. Vernon area who are undocumented or DACA recipients and have lost wages due to the economic fallout of the pandemic.
Our undocumented/ DACAmented neighbors are particularly at risk as they will not be receiving any funds from the state or federal governments to cover their expenses, such as rent, grocery, utility and medical bills.
Our goal is to provide up to $300 to each applicant based on need. However, we expect that once we open up applications, we will quickly have more applicants than what we can cover with our current funds.
With that in mind, we are challenging our donors to step up and match the generous donations we received from our grantors.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping our community at this crucial time.
Yonkers Sanctuary Movement is a grassroots organization that educates and mobilizes immigrants and allies in Yonkers, New York to keep immigrant families safe from detention and deportation, and to fight for justice for the undocumented community of Yonkers. Our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor is the Community Governance and Development Council (CGDCNY Inc).
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