June 26, 2018
Family Art Fundraiser Announced to Support Migrant Children Separated from Parents
Thousands of children have been separated from their parents along America’s border, and the financial cost both to reunite them and heal from this trauma will be immense.
Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Edith M. Fox Branch Library, 175 Massachusetts Avenue (on the corner of Cleveland Street), East Arlington, MA 02474
The MA-based nonprofit CYRIC will host a Family Art Fundraiser where youths create free children’s art on the theme of “family togetherness” and “family unity.” CYRIC will then be auctioning that art on eBay for Charity later in the week with 100% of the proceeds being donated to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Supplies provided by Arlington’s ArtBeat and ArtLounge.
Comics for Youth Refugees Incorporated Collective (CYRIC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to produce and deliver free comic books for refugee children, based on the folklore from their own homes. The Family Art Fundraiser expands their mission to include fundraising for affiliated nonprofit’s efforts concerning migrant children in the U.S.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights promotes the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law.