Puente Human Rights Movement had outgrown their meeting space. Here’s how they raised $100,000 in six weeks to purchase a building of their own.
ON ANY GIVEN MONDAY EVENING, pink streaks from another spectacular Phoenix sunset light up the sky as cars pull into the Puente Human Rights Campus, a former church and the accompanying pastor’s house. A table of member-organizers just inside the front door of the community room greets newcomers and returning faces alike to our weekly member meeting. In the courtyard, community members sell snacks to raise funds to pay bonds for people held in immigration detention. Arriving kids take off running to the childcare room and pull out blocks, kickballs and puzzles with friends they haven’t seen since last Monday. Bags of fresh produce harvested from the on-site community garden are handed out to those who want them.
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