Update, Monday, 7/8: Wild Rumpus has decided to donate 10% of sales, rather than 10% of profits, from 7/5-7/7 in order to increase the amount of our donation. That brings our total donation to date to $1,532, and the Bookstores Against Borders total donation to date is $57,895! You can still donate directly to our fundraising page here.
As part of the #bookstoresagainstborders campaign, Wild Rumpus will donate 10% of our profits from bookstore sales (both in store and online) on July 5th, 6th, and 7th to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).
We've done some research, and RAICES is one of the most effective organizations giving legal aid to immigrants detained at the U.S. border. They are working to advocate for and represent immigrants and refugees through the American legal system, and have a program to specifically provide representation to unaccompanied children coming over the border.
You can show your support by shopping at a participating independent bookstore, by donating money directly to RAICES through our team's fundraiser page, by boosting this link to your friends and family and networks, by tweeting about it on social media using the hashtag #bookstoresagainstborders, or by taking the time to have conversations with people to make sure these injustices don't go unseen.
We're also happy to take direct donations through this page, if you want to show support!