I will be running the Great Race this September along with Team JFCS. Our collective goal is to support Pittsburghers and our community's newest neighbors through life's changes and challenges.
By donating to my campaign, you will be helping to support our Immigration Legal Services department which provides legal assistance through attorneys and accredited representatives for free or a nominal fee.
More specifically, your donation may be used to purchase supplies for therapy backpacks which we will give to the children we work with who are required to go to court. Hearings can last hours and the children would otherwise not have any way to occupy their minds while their future hangs in the balance.
Therapy bags include reading materials (or coloring books for younger kids), a stuffed animal for comfort, a snack, a drink, and Play-Doh or little games to help pass the time and relieve stress.
The idea is to get them through the day, but the fact that they can keep the backpack and contents when they have no other belongings is also meaningful.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Learn more about our work at jfcspgh.org