With the support of the families who signed up for fall mini sessions with me, I donated $800 to Undocufund ($100 from each session). Their website says it best, so I'm just going to copy it right here:
"Thousands of families lost their homes in the fires that devastated Sonoma County. For hundreds of them, no federal help is coming. An estimated 38,500 undocumented immigrants live in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims of the fires that have devastated Sonoma County, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Even when they do qualify for services, many are unlikely to pursue those benefits due to fear of immigration enforcement, lack of familiarity with official institutions, and limited English proficiency. At every turn, our undocumented neighbors face barriers and challenges to recovering from the fires. The UndocuFund exists to support them in rebuilding their lives in Sonoma County."
Thank you to all of my amazing families who made this possible. Wishing you love in 2018, Kate Skogen.