The Interfaith Welcome Coalition has helped thousands of families who have traveled a long distance seeking asylum from the violence of their homeland. The work of the IWC requires countless hours from volunteers who provide a friendly welcome at the bus station and airport; backpacks of supplies for  the long journey to family; overnight hospitality; accompaniment to ICE appointment and court supervision; education on immigration to groups seeking information; and advocacy on behalf of asylum seekers, refugees and at risk immigrants to lawmakers, government officials and all who have the power to make their journey better. In addition to the many volunteer hours, the continued operation and effectiveness of the IWC depends on donations from people who feel strongly about family separation; imprisoning families who are seeking asylum; and the right to a life free from persecution.

There are three areas of need in funding the Interfaith Welcome Coalition:

Donate to support the IWC Travel Benevolence Fund

The Interfaith Welcome Coalition needs funds to provide bus or plane tickets to families continuing their journey from San Antonio to their family or sponsor. This fund also provides for meals and travel expenses on the journey forward.

Travel benevolence fund

Donate to Support the Backpack Ministry

The IWC needs funds or supplies to assemble backpacks to distribute to families as they begin their journey across the US to loved ones. A donation of $25 will purchase and fill one backpack. A donation of $100 will provide four backpacks. By clicking the donate button below you will be directed to the IWC PayPal account where you can give to the Backpack Ministry.

Backpack project

Donate to the Kelly Allen Vision Fund

Kelly Allen’s vision for our work in the IWC was that we would continue to support efforts that provided a welcome to families seeking safety in the United States. The IWC is fulfilling this vision by educating the community on immigration issues; advocating for asylum seekers, refugees and at risk immigrants; supporting immigrants as they seek safety in the US and providing support to other groups that advocate for immigrants. By clicking the donate button below you will be directed to the IWC PayPal account where you can give to support the Kelly Allen Vision Fund.

 

Kelly Allen Beneavolence Fund

Additionally, donations can be made directly to the IWC by mailing or delivering contributions to University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell, San Antonio, TX 78212