Our Wish List


  • Greeters at the post-detention Welcome Center Monday thru Friday from 3:00-7:00.
  • Visitors at the Detention Center during public visitation hours.
  • P-DAN volunteers to accompany new immigrants to governmental agencies in Tukwila and Kent.

Welcome Center

  • Backpacks to provide human dignity to the 30-40 released each week with their belongings in clear plastic bags.
  • TSA-sized toiletries.
  • Small blankets or quilts for immigrants with a 3-5 day cross-country bus ride or a long night at SeaTac Airport awaiting an early flight.
  • Rain slickers and hooded sweatshirts to keep immigrants warm and dry during their travels.

Housing Network

  • Bedding, single
  • Towels and washcloths

Non-cash donations for the Welcome Center can be dropped off at 1623 East J Street on the Tacoma Tide Flats, Monday thru Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  With prior arrangement, non-cash donations for all programs, including the Welcome Center can be brought to the AID NW office located at 621 Tacoma Ave S in Tacoma.  Please call the program administrator at (253) 572-9659 or email programadmin@aidnw.org.