Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer saw the photos of children along the border and was changed.
"There's nothing like a photograph or video or the sound of the children to immediately want you to do something," Eichelkraut Zilbauer said, "You have to take action with something like that."
Her form of action was in donations. On Thursday, Eichelkraut Zilbauer set up a small photo studio in Tipico Coffee on Fargo Avenue and offered $50 family shoot. Usually, a photo shoot like that would cost around $200, but Eichelkraut Zilbauer wanted to make it cheaper, and donated all of the profits to the ACLU. She was also offering free family photos to immigrants and their families.
"Obviously what's going on right now is not a cause for celebration but if I can bring other families out and get them involved with the cause we can together work towards a better world." Eichelkraut Zilbauer said, "I think thats the best way to go right now."
Eichelkraut Zilbauer was able to donate about $200 from the night, with Tipico also donating funds from their profits during the evening.