RAICES 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
This holiday season, give a gift that gives back. The RAICES 2021 Holiday Gift Guide features books for adults and children, stocking stuffers, and more from RAICES community members and businesses that have strengthened our #FightForFamilies. Click on the buttons below to search by gift type.
Who’s the Boss? It’s UNICEF Ambassador Alyssa Milano – reminding us all not to be sorry for using our platforms to further social justice. In SORRY NOT SORRY, she shares a collection of powerful personal essays on her life, career, and humanitarianism.
From the big screen in such blockbusters as “Black Panther” to a RAICES phone bank, Bambadjan Bamba leads with conviction in our fight for migrant rights. He shares his story as an undocumented Ivorian immigrant in America Ferrera’s compilation AMERICAN LIKE ME.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE was a fiery read before it was a limited series event starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood through this #1 New York Times best-selling hit.
Jose Antonio Vargas
What does it mean to be an American? Undocumented immigrant rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas, featured on the RAICES podcast “Homeland Insecurity,” shares his journey to Define American in his best-selling memoir DEAR AMERICA.
Forget empathy. Demand acceptance. During our roundtable reflecting on 20 years since 9/11, Iraqi American playwright Heather Raffo reminded us to fight for our human right to exist –– a theme she explores in her critically-acclaimed 9 PARTS OF DESIRE, FALLUJAH: The First Opera about the Iraq War, and NOURA.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, the creatives behind the musical IN THE HEIGHTS, remind us that home is here in the companion piece to last summer’s major motion picture event.
Need some conversation starters about difference? Look no further than OPPOSITES ABSTRACT, the latest release from Mo Willems – the Kennedy Center’s inaugural Education Artist-in-Residence and a six-time Emmy Award winner for his work on “Sesame Street.”
In the mood to give the gift of romance this holiday season? Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 225 romance novels, including her latest LEGACY.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and 2021 Advocate of the Year Padma Lakshmi celebrates food and family in her new children’s book TOMATOES FOR NEELA, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Juana Martinez-Neal. As we gather around the kitchen table this holiday, this best-seller reminds us to honor tradition and to connect with each other and ourselves through food.
When did ambition become a bad word? Activist, entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times best-selling author Meena Harris reminds us that it’s not in her latest children’s book release AMBITIOUS GIRL, illustrated by Marissa Valdez. This holiday, take the time to talk about the ways in which women and girls can resist, assist, coexist, and excel.
Comedian and social justice activist Sarah Silverman shares (nearly) all in her memoir THE BEDWETTER and soon to be stage adaptation of the same name, premiering at New York’s Atlantic Theater in 2022.
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ASTEP / Laura Benanti
In 2018, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti released the star-studded bilingual children’s album “Singing You Home” in support of RAICES and our family reunification services. The album features Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Ingrid Michaelson, Ana Villafañe, and more.
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Black Crow Studios
Badass wall coverings made easy. RAICES is proud to be part of Black Crow Studios’ “Rebel for a Cause” program, which supports our programs through proceeds from the Soft Watercolor Collection.
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evanhealy – Sanctuary
This month, $1 from every bottle sold from evanhealy’s Sanctuary –– a small collection of products developed with the intention to help create sanctuary in the world, while simultaneously creating sanctuary for the skin.
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5% of all Casa Xali sales benefit RAICES programs year-round, uplifiting the values of sustainability and community investment that we share with the recently launched Mexican fashion brand.
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Proceeds from FOR ALL / PARA TODOS, a new bilingual children’s book from author Alejandra Domenzain and Hard Ball & Little Heroes Press, benefit RAICES. Share the story of a young girl’s journey crossing the border, finding her voice, discovering the power of storytelling, and becoming an activist for immigrant and worker rights.
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1% of all sales from H-E-B’s Diosa product line supports RAICES year-round. If you’re looking for anything from a naturally luxurious pumice stone to a practical nail clipper, look no further.
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Since 2019, ride-share enthusiasts have been able to round up their Lyft rides and donate to RAICES, providing crucial funds to transport clients to and from direct services and court appearances. For those who are always on the go, taking a Lyft can also uplift RAICES.
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If you’re in the market for a bottle of artisanal mezcal, pick up some “Together / Juntos” swag at the same time from Madre Mezcal – a famly-owned company committed to creating a more caring and humane future by building a strong community and supporting marginalized groups and individuals outside of the privileged class. Proceeds from limited edition pins, posters, and t-shirts support RAICES.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
A movie theater that makes a difference, Alamo builds community building and promotes civic engagement with organizations including RAICES, sustainability, and access to art and education for all. With 25 locations across the country, a holiday movie night might be the escapist adventure your loved ones have been craving.
We believe that the ability to travel across borders should be a human right afforded to everyone. If you and your loved ones have that right, travel in style with Away, a company committed to making a positive impact in the world.
Boqueria joined forces with Just Salad in support of RAICES with the Spanish inspired salad “The Catalan” and has been celebrating the sharing spirit of tapas and Spanish food since 2006. Enjoy a meal with family and friends at locations in New York, DC, Chicago, and Nashville (coming soon!).
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
In collaboration with BAM, RAICES took over Yara El-Sherbini and Davina Drummond’s public and virtual art installation “Arrivals + Departures” in March of this year, amplifying the experiences of people entering the world and leaving it – through the lens of migration. Experience BAM’s year-round commitment to global and local communities.
Dark Matter Coffee
Sustainability and fair business practices are very important to RAICES and Dark Matter Coffee. Dark Matter Coffee brings transparency to each cup of joe through its direct partnerships with farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, and Mexico.
For the past two years, RAICES has collaborated with Electronic Arts Employee Resource Groups on employee engagement and education around the intersection of the fights for migrant and racial justice, reflecting EA’s commitment to build a more diverse and inclusive environment in the video gaming industry.
Glossier, a people powered beauty ecosystem and RAICES partner, is deeply committed to social impact with initiatives including a Grant Program for Black-Owned Beauty Businesses.
Karim Sulayman is the Lebanense American, Grammy Award-winning musician and human rights advocate whose viral “I Trust You” performance art piece designed to bridge cultural divides was honored by The MY HERO Film Festival. “Where Only Stars Can Hear Us,” his second solo album, was featured on the 2020 New York Times list of ‘Best Classical Music.’
Sharpen your knives! In the kitchen, of course. Founded by Asian Americans Eunice Byun and Dave Nguyen, Material blends function, design, and sustainability for kitchen- and dining-ware that honors tradition and the role that food plays in briding cultural divides. Giving back to the community is a core part of the Material ethos. RAICES was one of the first beneficiaries of the company’s trailblazing annual “Kinder Kitchens” campaign – encouraging one another to fight for a more equitable table and using cooking as a tool to uplift individuals and communities.
A24 is the force behind this year’s Academy Award-winning MINARI, the exquisite portrait of Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream. If you saw our advance screening for the RAICES community this year, you know this film is the perfect celebration of family and resilience this holiday season.
Momofuku means lucky peach. Founded by chef David Chang, the son of Korean immigrants, Momofuku has restaurants in New York, DC, and Toronto, as well as home cooking products and foods for nationwide shipping. The Chili Crunch is currently tickling our tastebuds.
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)
In November, RAICES supporters had the opportunity to stream NYTW’s critically acclaimed production of SANCTUARY CITY by Polish immigrant and Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok –– the story of undocumented teens negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility. Support the groundbreaking theater committed to art that asks questions over art that provides answers.
Since 2018, RAICES has been proud to receive support from Nike’s “Until We All Win,” an initiative to unite and inspire people to take action for equality in their communities.
If you joined our virtual cooking class in June, you know that the family-owned Siete Foods is passionate about sharing real food, gathering together in authentic community, and advocating for healthier lifestyles among Latino families.
Established by Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin, Subliminal Projects champions emerging and marginalized artists and creates a space to express and spark dialogue about art, music, and activism. In 2020, RAICES was a beneficiary of their Legalize Humanity exhibition with Old Pal Provisions.
Tomlinson’s Feed and Pets
Don’t forget to wrap up a little something for your pet pals during this season of giving. Family-owned and operated since 1946, Tomlinson’s Feed is your store in Austin and Central Texas. Plus, Tomlinson Feed hosts Central Texas’ largest pet food drive in support of local animal rescues and shelters every holiday season. What could be better?