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Welcome to the Table

We are a group of Brooklyn community members who are raising funds to support and protect our immigrant neighbors.

Welcome to the Table!

Who are we? We are a group of Brooklyn community members who are raising funds to support and protect our immigrant neighbors. We believe that the United States has been strengthened economically, socially, and culturally by people from all over the world who have made America their home.  Grateful for the opportunities to build our lives here, we feel it is our responsibility to support our immigrant neighbors by helping with the costs associated with immigration. We are welcoming people to our own tables as a way to raise funds to help welcome others to the American table. We believe that “when you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence.” (anonymous)

Did you know that it costs
• $495 every two years to renew DACA authorization
• $495 every year to renew a work permit
• $1225 to apply for a “green card”
• $725 to apply for U.S. citizenship

These high fees are out of reach for many of our immigrant neighbors. Because we believe that the United States has been strengthened economically, socially, and culturally by people from all over the world who have made this country their home, we are raising money to help subsidize these fees.

How Can I Get Involved?

Host a Welcome to the Table Party!

Welcome people to your table as a way to welcome others to the American table! Bring together friends and neighbors to eat, drink and share what it means to them to be American or to want to become an American citizen. Ask guests to make a contributions to help subsidize immigration fees. Everything you need to plan is in the Welcome to the Table Toolkit.

Special Events

Do you – or does someone you know – have a restaurant, business, or retail establishment? Are you an artist or musician? Are you involved in a community organization? Contact us at welcometothetableny@gmail.com about planning a fundraiser.
Other Ideas? Movie night, bar trivia, concert, book reading? Something else? We’ll work with you to make it happen. Email welcometothetableny@gmail.com.

How Are Funds Distributed?

All money raised through Welcome to the Table goes directly to our partner organizations Atlas DIY and Center for Family Life. Funds are used exclusively to help our immigrant neighbors afford the costs of renewing DACA and work permits and applying for green cards and citizenship.