The following are the sponsors for the 2018 Migrant Trail. We are grateful for the diverse support we have, which makes the Migrant Trail possible. If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Migrant Trail, please visit: https://azmigranttrail.com/become-a-sponsor-of-the-migrant-trail/
The Tucson Peace Center is the 501c3 sponsor of the Migrant Trail. The mission of the Tucson Peace Center is to promote the cause of peace, social justice, labor equity and a sustainable environment by supporting non-profit organizations working in the Tucson community through the publication of the Tucson Peace Calendar and through the annual Peace Fair & Music Festival.
365 Day Fast in Solidarity with DREAMers – A Facebook group committed to fasting and praying in solidarity with DREAMers and other migrants. At least one person from the group is fasting and praying on any given day of the year.
Ajo Samaritans: We are people of conscience who are continuing the historical work of providing humanitarian aid to desert travelers in the Ajo, Arizona area. Our mission is to relieve suffering and prevent deaths of all travelers regardless of immigration status.
BorderLinks was founded in 1988 as the educational arm of the Sanctuary Movement and continues to lead immersion educational trips in the borderlands. We bring the voices of directly-affected people and their allies to the forefront of conversations about migration justice.
Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Immigration Justice Task Force: Based on Unitarian Principals support immigrants in many ways
Frontera de Cristo is a bi-national ministry centered in Agua Prieta, Sonora and Douglas AZ committed to building relationships and understanding across borders and responding in faith to the realities of immigration
Green Valley Samaritans: Our mission is to save human lives in the Southern Arizona Desert by providing water, food and first aid to migrants in need.
Holy Way Presbyterian Church is located along Ajo Highway west of Tucson. We are happy to offer space for walkers to rest on their final day of the Migrant Trail!
Humane Borders, motivated by faith and the universal need for kindness, maintains a system of water stations in the Sonoran Desert on routes used by migrants making the perilous journey here on foot. Our primary mission is to save desperate people from a horrible death by dehydration and exposure and to create a just and humane environment in the borderlands. Founded in the summer of the year 2000, Humane Borders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation run almost exclusively by volunteers.
Ironwood Tree Experience leads environmental education programs for high school age youth in Tucson. It’s mission is to create healthy and resilient communities by engaging youth with the natural world and encouraging them to be stewards of the environment and Sonoran Desert.
Mennonite Central Committee U.S. – Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.
Mountain View Friends Meeting [Quaker], Denver– MVFM is a Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends [Quakers], and a member Meeting of Intermountain Yearly Meeting. Active Social Ministry is an important part of the practice of our faith. MVFM has been involved in migration, immigration and sanctuary work for over 30 years.
No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes– Humanitarian aid for migrants
Pima Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, in recognition of our common humanity with people in migration, stands in solidarity with them to advocate for an end to immigration and border policies that violate human rights while offering aid to those harmed by current laws.
Promotoras de Derechos Humanos are a collective of Tucson women from the (im)migrant community who work together to promote education about human rights.
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church is a joyful community celebrating God’s love, transforming lives, and being a force for justice in the world
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Douglas, AZ is an international congregation of women religious, ministering in 30 countries.
Shalom House: Hospitality house in Douglas. Anyone needing temporary housing is welcome to stay for no charge.
Shalom Mennonite Fellowship – Shalom is an inclusive, diverse Anabaptist faith community, active in the Southern AZ Sanctuary Coalition and in the Casa Mariposa Detention Visitation Program. We are glad to host the orientation and send-off for Migrant Trail Walk this year!
St. Francis Shelter is a We are a men’s homeless shelter offering a limited number of individuals year round community, opportunity and support and a larger number of guests nightly meal and housing services during cold winter months.
University Presbyterian Church, Tempe, AZ – University Presbyterian Church has been involved in supporting the Migrant Trail since early in the Walk’s history, both through direct participation and through financial support. It is a progressive congregation engaged in peacemaking; whether on the desert, supporting shelter for asylum seekers, or providing support for the homeless on it’s city streets.
Wat Buddhametta Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center