Holiday Shopping? Think Amazon Smile

Doing Holiday shopping this weekend? Well you can support La Casa while shopping using this little website called Amazon. Not only are they the biggest retailer online, but guess what Amazon also does besides sell items? They donate back to charitable organizations!

Amazon SmileWe have an Amazon Smile account and when you buy qualifying items you help La Casa de Amistad raise money for our programs! So here is how it works:

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to La Casa De Amistad Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping!

Here is a direct link to our page at Amazon Smile: Support La Casa

Once you visit the site, you can save it so that each time you go back it remembers your preference for supporting La Casa. When you are shopping items will have a logo that says that item is eligible for AmazonSmile donation.

It is that easy to support La Casa! Check it out!

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Immigration Forum – Monday, November 24 at 7pm

La Casa de Amistad will be hosting a community meeting to provide information and answer questions about the recent executive action on immigration from President Obama.  Please plan to join us and help spread the word. We want to be sure that people have clear, correct information. We will continue to update this website and have additional community meetings as more information is made available from the government.

Here is the announcement we have released to the media:

POTUS Announcement“Do you have questions about the recent speech from President Obama about immigration? Would you like to know how this will impact you and your family?

La Casa de Amistad in South Bend will be offering an information meeting about this topic. The meeting will take place this Monday, November 24th, at 7 pm, at Harrison Elementary School, 3302 Western Avenue in South Bend.

We will have immigration attorneys present to provide information and to answer your questions. The session will be presented in Spanish, our staff will translate as needed.

Everyone is invited, come and be informed!”

For more information and thorough breakdown of the details of this executive action, you can visit: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction

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Presidential Immigration Action

POTUS 1We have been busy the past few days with important announcements related to immigration reform. It has been a long wait, and a hard wait for the families who are being pulled in many directions on this issue. Some clarity came last night and La Casa of course was front and center to help the community with this critical family issue.

On Thursday, November 20th, President Obama made a call to action and announcement on immigration reform. Our staff was getting together to watch it, and we invited some media… and ended up getting all four TV stations and print media to attend!

Fox28: Link
WSBT22: Link
ABC57: Link
WNDU16: Link
Tribune: Article

POTUS 2On Friday morning the Northern Indiana Coalition for Immigration Reform hosted a press conference. We attended to discuss some of the details on the plans from the White House. It was a time for groups like the ALF-CIO, business leaders and the religious community to come together and talk about the impact of the announcement. It was a pleasure to see local leaders like Mayor Pete lend us his conference room on short notice, and other civic leaders who have rallied on this issue.

WSBT: Link

On Saturday, ABC station (57) will run another Immigration Reform story as well. They will be breaking down more of the details that have been released on immigration reform. We have been grateful for all the media attention, the positive support from our community.

ABC57: Link

On Monday, November 24th at 7PM the staff of La Casa de Amistad along with local immigration attorneys will be hosting a community meeting to provide information and answer questions about these changes to our immigration system. The session will be in Spanish but all in the community are welcome and our staff can translate as needed. The meeting will be at Harrison Primary on Western Ave.

For details on the President’s announcement and thorough breakdown of the details you can visit: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction

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