Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Shine a Light for the Less Fortunate

For all the inequities that still exist in America, there are a large number of dedicated people and organizations that work tirelessly for the benefit of marginalized people. Arcus Foundation is a leading organization engaged in confronting injustice around the world. In order to achieve that they partner with experts, advocates, and activists who help them in their fight.

Then there is Diversity Best Practices who organize thought talks by thought leaders who both share best practices and help find out of the box solutions to bring about cultural changes in society. For refugees escaping war, persecution, violence and hunger IRC(International Rescue Committee) renders invaluable assistance with funds it raises through donations.

Joyful Heart Foundation’s mission is to help victims of domestic abuse overcome shock and trauma and get their lives back. Move For Hunger is an organization that takes away the food that people leave behind when they move home and reaches it to the hungry. Child Safe is an organization that works closely with street children on the margins of society with the intention of bettering their lives.

Similarly, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin came together to set up the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund with the money they received as a result of a court case settlement that had its genesis in the two’s wrong arrest by the Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The $3.75 million that they received helps them support groups that advocate civil, migrant and human rights apart from professing freedom of speech and civic participation throughout the state of Arizona.

It is so incredibly rare that somebody should use a windfall of millions of dollars and propose to use it entirely for the good of the community. But that is what Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin did and you really can’t thank them enough for such a sterling example for the community.

The causes that they advocate are the ones that bedevil society and are a blot on modern society. Instead of carrying any bitterness for the way they were treated by Sheriff Arpaio, these two people actually came out stronger from the experienced and resolved to come to the aid of those who could not defend themselves.

That the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund has been really busy is borne out by the sheer number of organizations they have helped support-Aliento, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona(ACLU of Arizona), American Immigration Council, The Florence Immigration and Refugee Right Project and much much more.

They also keep people updated about the latest news pertaining to various causes and issues that concern the underprivileged and marginalized people of the world. This is important for the people at risk for it keeps them abreast with developments that have a bearing on their well-being. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

Besides, they get to know the full extent of their rights. To those who have never known fear, terror, hunger, and deprivation, it might be a little difficult to imagine how precarious the situation of many of these people is. The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund reaches out to such people.

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