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Dallas Coffee Shops Raise Funds to Help Families Detained at the Border

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A mug of coffee from Houndstooth Coffee features its distinctive Texas state icon on the side. Courtesy Houndstooth Coffee
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As the Trump administration continues to detain families trying to enter the United States as asylum seekers, Dallas coffee shops are raising funds for organizations that provide legal services and education on the Texas border.

Houndstooth Coffee will participate in the national Coffee For Families: A Nationwide Fundraiser for Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, organized by national coffee publication Sprudge. On Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, each of Houndstooth’s DFW (and Austin) locations will donate $1 for every drink sold to the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project. Several local coffee shops will join Houndstooth in this fundraiser, including Sip Stir Coffee House and Cultivar Coffee’s three locations in Dallas and Denton.

In the Cedars, banh mi shop Sandwich Hag will also donate 100% of all profits from sales of their wildly popular Vietnamese iced coffee on Friday to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a Texas-based organization that is on the ground at the border helping to reunite children separated from their parents during the “zero tolerance” enforcement of immigration law.

In the coming days, it’s likely that more local restaurants and coffee shops will begin raising funds. As that information becomes available, Eater will update this post with more opportunities to donate. Know of a fundraiser? Send us a tip at dallas@eater.com.