There are many ways to support RAICES’ mission. Here we list a number of ways to contribute to our mission. From cash donations, to matching gifts, to community fundraisers, and more, we value your unique ways of giving. We thank you in advance for your support.
ROUND UP AND DONATE WITH LYFT
When you take a Lyft, you can now donate to RAICES with each ride. Opt in to RAICES and Lyft will donate the difference. Here’s how:
- Download the Lyft app
- Tap the menu icon in the top left corner of your app
- Tap ‘Donate’
- Select ‘RAICES’
- Tap ‘Opt In’ and that’s it!
Financial donations are critical in allowing RAICES to react quickly in the event of a crisis. Sustaining donors giving a set amount each month ensure this organization has the resources necessary when there is an ICE raid or an epidemic of families separated at the border. Your monthly contribution also allows RAICES to provide the legal services this country’s underserved immigrant population needs every single day no matter what is happening on the state or national level. You gift helps us keep Dreamers in this country and migrants from facing deportation proceedings alone. Make your donation right now! We prefer donations made directly on our website, but if PayPal is a better option for you, visit our PayPal Donation Page.
Want to give in memory or in honor of someone you love? Click Here.
A donation of an appreciated asset is a powerful way to support RAICES and the families we serve. To make a gift of stock, learn more here.
Ready to trade in your old car? Consider donating it instead! Your tax benefit will be that much greater, and you’ll support our mission with the proceeds from the donation of your vehicle. You can call 855-500-7433 to speak with a representative who will walk you through the entire donation process. Or make your donation through the online car donation portal at https://raicestexas.careasy.org/home.
Your car does not even have to be in working order- it still has value to RAICES. We’ll schedule a tow truck to take it away and process the donation on your behalf. Then we’ll send documentation of the value of your donation that you can use when you file your taxes for the calendar year.
Many companies will match an employee’s charitable gift to an approved 501(c)3 non-profit. Please check with your human resources department to find out if your company matches donations! Your gift can do double duty when it’s matched by your employer! Our EIN is 74-2436920. You can find out more about matching donations here.
RAICES’ clients are often in need of supplies such as food, clothing, shoes, toys or other items that could be helpful when setting up a new life for yourself in a foreign country. If you knit hats or sew teddy bears and you want to donate these items to RAICES, please email [email protected] to let us know. We would love to take these donated items to our clients. We can give you documentation for the fair market value of the donated item(s) that you can use for your tax purposes.
You can even donate your time to RAICES. Find out how to volunteer with RAICES
MAKE RAICES A BENEFICIARY IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING
Everyone should plan for the future. When you’re ready to decide what should be done with your estate, please consider making RAICES a beneficiary in your planning. Donating to RAICES is an amazing way to leave a lasting legacy within your community. Your gift will be used as dictated by you in your will. Contact your financial planner to start the process.
Please let us know if you choose to list RAICES as a beneficiary by emailing [email protected] or calling 210-526-0171. Allow us to thank you properly for your generosity today.
HOST A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER
Are you interested in planning a community fundraiser to support RAICES? If so please review the resources and rules found in our COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER EVENT GUIDELINES [PDF]. It has everything you need to get started, from logo usage requirements, donation proceeds restrictions, and more. Once you review the guidelines, if you have any questions, reach out to us at [email protected].