Fund Raiser to Benefit Shelter for Immigrants, Asylum-Seekers

On Saturday, Feb. 7, La Posada Providencia, a shelter for indigent immigrants, asylees and asylum seekers, will host a brunch and auction at the Cultural Arts Center of Texas State Technical College in Harlingen. The fundraising event will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Proceeds will benefit the homeless men, women and children served by the shelter.

Tickets are $35 per person and $40 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by contacting La Posada at 956-399-3826 or or by visiting the shelter at 10094 Marydale Road in San Benito. Tickets may also be purchased online by following the instructions at Contact La Posada to inquire about our ad and sponsorship opportunities.


La Posada Providencia is an emergency shelter for immigrants, asylum seekers and asylees recently processed by U.S. immigration authorities. Benefits from the event will assist the clients served by La Posada in the coming year — 500 or more, which represents more than a two-fold increase from the previous years.

La Posada provides clients with safe, clean shelter, food, local transportation and supportive services, including ESL lessons, to help them take the necessary steps to achieving self-sufficiency and responsible integration into U.S. culture.

Since 1989, the shelter has helped more than 8,000 people from more than 70 countries. “These people have suffered displacement from their native lands due to war, famine, natural disaster, poverty, or oppressive governments,” La Posada said in a statement.


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