Families took a long and dangerous journey from the DRC, Angola, and other countries, across the ocean, through the mountains and jungles of Central America and Mexico, and to the southern U.S. border. Hearing that Portland, Maine was welcoming to asylum seekers and that the city had a small African immigrant community, over 300 Africans made their way North to the city of 67,000.
The city and citizens of Southern Maine stepped forward and offered the asylum seekers shelter, food, supplies, housing, and more. Read More .
I’m Your Neighbor Books, based in Portland, Maine, is now seeking to welcome the children of these incredible asylum seekers to their new community with Welcoming Book Boxes. Those boxes will contain books that honor that journey, tell them about immigrant life in America, and allow them to “meet” other American children.
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