On Sunday May 21, members of the GRBWI will host the first of a two-part Family Drive presentation by Del Otro Lado to help local immigrants obtain Power of Attorney documents to protect their families. Del Otro Lado (“From the Other Side”) is a group of students whose mission is to become a bilingual resource network that serves the Latino community.
WHY IS POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENTATION IMPORTANT?
Without these documents, if a parent is detained or deported, their children are placed into government custody. With a notarized Power of Attorney, the children can be placed with a caregiver chosen by the parents.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
DONATE. Del Otro Lado is fund raising. Please go to gofundme.com/del-otro-lado-club and donate what you can. Your donation will go towards the cost of the Family Drive presentations and towards future projects serving the immigrant community.
BAKED GOODS ARE NEEDED. They will be sold at the first presentation. All proceeds will be applied to the costs of the Family Drive. Due to state regulations, these goods must be store bought, sealed and not past the expiration date.
TRANSLATORS are needed for the second Family Drive presentation on June 5.
Please contact us at either email address below if you can donate baked goods, help translate, or if you have any other questions.
DETAILS OF EVENTS.
On Sunday, May 21, from 6:30 to 8:30pm Del Otro Lado will present the first of the two-part Family Drive at Lunch Break, in Red Bank. The first presentation will offer an overview of Know Your Rights and Power of Attorney documents will be distributed in preparation for the second session.
The second presentation will be held on Monday June 5, from 6 to 8pm at St. Anthony’s Church in Red Bank. During this session, Power of Attorney documents will be completed and notarized.
Both presentations will be in Spanish.