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Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition Book Drive
$425 raised
43% of $1k goal
14 contributors
47 Days running

The Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition is a group of local citizens and agencies in Del Rio, TX that have united to develop an efficient way to transition refugees to their destinations upon release of federal custody through a unified and coordinated effort.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: DONATE TODAY! Through a generous 50% matching grant provided by Usborne Books & More, we will be working to provide Spanish books for families receiving assistance through VVBHC. 100% of donations will be used to purchase books directly from Usborne Books & More. An additional 10% of total contributions made, will be donated in the form of cash or used to purchase items directly from the VVBHC wishlist.  

WHY BOOKS? Books can be wonderful tools to use with children who have experienced difficult times such as trauma or loss. Reading (or being read to) and talking with adults can help them understand and cope with their feelings in a developmentally appropriate way. Reading also offers a great way to spend time with a child, reinforce a sense of normalcy and security, and connect with them, all of which are important to recovery from a traumatic experience.

MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY DOAs refugees approach our southern border, they are processed through the local authorities and then released to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. They are then given a court date and told to report to their sponsor’s city within 10 days. Because these families come through the border with only the things they can carry, they need a lot of support.

While they are in Del Rio and the surrounding area, we feel it is our responsibility as the citizens of this county to provide these refugees with access to the things they need to move on to their final destination.

Through the generous support of our community, we are able to provide these families with access to phones, restrooms, showers, laundry, warm meals, and more. We also do our best to arrange transportation to the city in which their U.S. sponsor lives.

As refugees approach our southern border, they are processed through the local authorities and then released to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. They are then given a court date and told to report to their sponsor’s city within 10 days. Because these families come through the border with only the things they can carry, they need a lot of support.

While they are in Del Rio and the surrounding area, we feel it is our responsibility as the citizens of this county to provide these refugees with access to the things they need to move on to their final destination.

Through the generous support of our community, we are able to provide these families with access to phones, restrooms, showers, laundry, warm meals, and more. We also do our best to arrange transportation to the city in which their U.S. sponsor lives.

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