Abara is made up of local listeners, everyday peace builders, contemplative activists, long-term guests, and lifelong learners. We call ourselves Team Abara. Because Abara means “ford” in a number of semitic languages, our desire is to cultivate space where people move in humility across divides, learn from each other, and jointly address pressing concerns in love. We do this through our work at Abara House, through Border Response (alongside the Migrant Shelter Network), and in our Border Encounters experiences.
Causes: Migration, Poverty and Hunger, Social Justice
Abara is honored to participate in the sixth year of El Paso Giving Day, which is today! #ElPasoGivingDay, as the hashtag suggests, is quite straightforward: it’s a day of charitable giving to nonprofits just like us, all of which are solely located in the greater El Paso area. For Abara, it’s a day of generosity, of excitement, and of dreaming big dreams, as we continue to stand in solidarity with those along the migrant pathways.
Our goal is to raise $20,000, all of which will directly support migrant shelters on both sides of the Rio Grande, sustain a few of Abara’s everyday expenses, and close the gap on the much-needed purchase of a passenger van.
Abara Shelter Connectors regularly meet with migrant shelters in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez to assess needs and connect with resources. Donations to Abara help support these migrant shelters on both sides of the Rio Grande with essential food and supplies such as hygiene products, formula, diapers, and clothing…”
Our ask to those of you who visit this page is simple: wherever you reside, would you consider standing with us and with those in these borderlands as we work toward reaching our goal of $20,000?
A donation of any amount helps sustain Abara’s heartbeat, so from our hearts to yours, we thank you for sharing, for giving, and for participating along with us. If you have any questions, simply reply to email@example.com
PS - Friends of Abara recently helped secure historic properties with a dream for “Abara House” located at the historic La Hacienda restaurant. Abara will enter a capital campaign in 2022 to raise funds to purchase and restore the properties. Details coming in 2022! To recieve Border Text Updates, text “Abara” to +1 915-265-4449
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