This holiday season, give the gift of dignity.
As a grassroots collective of local volunteers, we rely on donations from generous people like you to meet the needs of refugees and asylum-seekers imprisoned in or recently released from the Otay Mesa Detention Center (OMDC). For an example of how your donation will be used, please see the wishlist below.
OMDR is fiscally sponsored by the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA); your bank statement will show PANA as the recipient of your donation, but the funds will go to OMDR. All gifts to PANA/OMDR are tax-deductible. If you have any questions, or if you would like to donate using a different platform than PayPal, please contact us.
Refugees and asylum-seekers who are imprisoned in OMDC can purchase items from the OMDC Commissary, but these items tend to be very expensive and people earn extremely low wages for their hard work (often less than $1.50 per day). Your gift helps us replenish people's commissary accounts and, in turn, improve their sense of dignity, humanity, and agency.