With Gratitude from AMIS, A Tour of 2021

Dear Friends of AMIS,

As the year 2021 comes to a close, we lift our glass to you — our donors, our friends — and toast to a kindness that knows no borders.

AMIS provides financial support for immigrant friends in Ohio who are facing critical financial difficulties and who fall outside traditional support services.

As you consider your year-end giving, we invite you to think of the lives you touch when you donate to AMIS.

  • Think of Ansly from Haiti and his very long, persistent struggle for freedom;
  • Think of Habibou and Rahim from Burkina Faso as they care for their newborn baby;
  • Think of Fabiola who won her asylum case this year but needs ongoing counseling to deal with the trauma suffered before leaving El Salvador.

AMIS has supported them all, yet their needs — and those of many others— continue to demand our attention. Below is a brief month-by-month tour through 2021 showcasing a few of our immigrant friends. Discover how your support has eased their burden.

We humbly ask for your donation to AMIS to the extent to which you are able. You may donate by sending a check to AMIS, P.O. Box 18558, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 or by clicking on this link. 

Thank you for your care and generosity.

May you and yours have a healthy and happy 2022!


Anne, Audrey, Jean, Jeff, Gary, Pam, Samantha, Sue and Steve
Board of Directors


A Tour of 2021

These are the ways your gifts to AMIS have supported our immigrant friends all year long . . . 

  • JANUARYLaura from Mexico received support for housing and living expenses
  • FEBRUARYRaquel had her DACA renewal filing fee paid
  • MARCHNafisatou from Burkina Faso received help with her rent
  • APRILRoberto, a Nicaraguan man, had his hotel bill paid on the evening he was released from the Seneca County jail
  • MAY Walter won his asylum case with much of his attorney’s work paid for
  • JUNE — Jose was able to come to Cleveland to get the medical evaluation needed for his asylum case
  • JULY — Tagreed from Jordan was able to get temporary dentures
  • AUGUSTSolange from the Democratic Republic of Congo where she escaped religious persecution and her four children had their rent and utilities paid in their new apartment 
  • SEPTEMBER — Anselme from Cameroon was able to pay for transportation to medical appointments and for the cost of his medical co-pays
  • OCTOBERHabibou and Rahim from Burkina Faso had their rent and utilities, food, clothing, toiletries, and moving expenses covered
  • NOVEMBERAnsly from Haiti was able to obtain legal services to appeal the denial of his asylum case and to pay for the federal court filing fee necessary for this appeal
  • DECEMBERMae from Syria with three young children struggles financially but does not have to worry about her rent this month

Their needs do not stop and neither will AMIS in responding to them. Thanks to your support.

We are beyond the moon in gratitude for your taking this journey with us. And if your heart is so moved, you can click here to give before the year ends. 

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