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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 10:22pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — As the number of undocumented, unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States illegally continues to grow, donations from the community in El Paso are piling up to help them once they arrive.
A local organization called "Tu Libro" is collecting backpacks, books, art supplies, and stuffed animals for the migrant children at the Mayapan Farmer's Market.
Organizers say regardless of a child's immigration status or nationality, it's important for them to be in a positive environment.
"We did learn from our history. We did learn that it was wrong to hate, and we don't hate these children. We welcome them. They're our community's children," said Georgina Perez.
Tu Libro has collected hundreds of books and stuffed animals in the past week.
They say they've received donations from people across the country and even as far away as London, England.
If you'd like to donate, visit http://www.tulibro915.com/