About the Project

It is 2019

The United States of America are operating concentration camps.

More than 52,000 people are currently being detained in ICE facilities under appalling conditions of cruelty and neglect. Many are sleeping on floors, in cages, on the ground outside, or are forced to stand in overcrowded holding cells.

24 deaths have been reported, including teenagers and infants as young as 2 years old.

It is widely believed that the true body count is much higher.

All of this can be overwhelming, but anybody with a modicum of human empathy knows that this can’t be tolerated.

We must do something – anything – to help.

Pencils in the Margin is connecting artists, writers and other creators with the aid organisations working on the ground on behalf of detainees – from humanitarian shelters to pro-bono migrant law services, human rights initiatives, and people working tirelessly to reunite families separated at the border.

You donate your money, we donate our time. Simply follow direct links from our curated list of charities and send your donation receipts to the artists who have ‘adopted’ those organisations. The more you give, the more you get.

Learn more about how it works:

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