Shannon Gaggero then explained to her son what was happening and how people around the country were trying to reunite the families.
Gaggero loved the idea, she said — not just of a physical stand but also a virtual one. She hoped to raise at least $1,000.
They ended up raisiing $13,283.
“My kids are 6 and 3 so they don’t quite understand the scope of how much money we raised,” Gaggero told CNN. “They know it’s a lot and they feel proud that so many people got involved to help.”
The experience, Gaggero said, was a great opportunity to teach children about the importance of keeping families together.
“I hope to teach our kids that with privilege comes responsibility,” she said. “People are fighting for justice all around us. Our job is to lift up the amazing work of black and brown led organizations and figure out the best way to support them.”
Gaggero says some of her friends are hosting another event this weekend to raise funds for local nonprofit agencies that help immigrant families.
“I hope people focus locally,” Gaggero said. “Here in Georgia there are so many grassroots organizations of fighting for immigrant justice. They need our support too.”
News credit : Cnn