Girasol coordinates three-day trips to the U.S.-Mexico border three times per year, with the aim of providing technical training and support groups for legal nonprofits, volunteering with the Angry Tias and Abuelas RGV at the McAllen bus station, and volunteering at the Catholic Charities shelter in McAllen. Girasol’s trips to the border provide volunteers with an opportunity to work directly with asylum-seekers in collaboration with local organizations providing services, as well as increase their knowledge about trauma through experience presenting to legal staff.
Can't come with us? There are many ways to show your support. Here are a few:
Help the Detention Response Team take backpacks of supplies to women and children at the border. Donate to pay for the cost of backpacks: $80.00 for a mother’s backpack or $45.00 for a child’s backpack