Dear Friends of the Kino Border Initiative,
On September 24, 2012, the Kino Border Initiative received the Cross Border Cooperation and Innovation Award by the Border Research Partnership. This honor recognized our humanitarian work with migrants and our efforts to make the border region healthier and safer by “Fostering Bi-national Solidarity along the U.S. – Mexico Border.” This award testifies powerfully to the work we have been doing on migration, in the areas of humanitarian assistance, education and research/advocacy.
Since the beginning of 2012 and as of the end of October, we had provided 48,537 meals to migrant men, women and children in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, we had sheltered 246 unaccompanied women and children and we had offered first aid to 2,091 individuals. We had also coordinated visits and immersion experiences with 23 groups from universities, high schools and churches and had hosted 6 scholars and students doing research on border issues.
We know that in these difficult economic times those who are most vulnerable are those most in need. As we prepare for next year, we are looking to purchase a building in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to integrate all of our services into one location and to expand our capacity to respond to the urgent needs along the border.
Your generosity has brought us such a great distance since 2009! Please continue to help our organization serve those vulnerable individuals who gain so much from our programs, by making a gift to the Kino Border Initiative. Your help plays a critical part in our ability to make a difference in their lives.
Thank you for your unwavering support in our mission to serve with strength, with compassion and most of all with hope.
Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J.