In the past few weeks, the Trump administration has been dogged by allegations and facts about their mistreatment of families and children at the US/ Mexico border.
Reports have been circulating for days about how children are being placed in cages at detainment centres after being separated from their parents.
Donald Trump has since signed an executive order, effectively ending the policy but for many families and others around the world, the damage has already been done.
One campaign that is hoping to raise awareness of the issue as well as raising money for those affected is #postcards4families.
The initiative has been set up by Karen Ross, an assistant professor of conflict working in Massachusetts and Abby Wood, a law professor at the University of Southern California.
The campaign was only launched on June 18 and has already managed to raise $7,692.
Not only does it ask people to donate money to those affected it also encourages them and their children to write handwritten letter or postcards to those responsible, namely the White House, Department of Justice, Homeland Security and ICE, all of which have their contact information featured on the Facebook page.
Some of the examples of the messages sent have been shared on social media.
Speaking to Mashable, Woods explained their simple but clear goal:
When you tell your kids about it, you can immediately empower them to send postcards to the people in charge of the policy, demanding they change it.
The message is: 'this situation is terrible, but you can talk to the people in charge to ask them to fix it. We should speak up for families like ours that weren't lucky enough to be born here'.