Our Wish List


  • Hospitality volunteers to assist released immigrants to travel to various locations and offer other services to enrich their daily lives (see Post-Detention Accompaniment Network–PDAN page for further detail)
  • Visiting with immigrants in the Detention Center during public visitation hours


For the Welcome Center:

  • Backpacks to provide human dignity to the 30-40 detainees released each week with their belongings in clear plastic bags
  • Snack sized chips, granola bars, crackers, fruit bars
  • Bottled water
  • Canned soda
  • Fresh fruit such as apples, oranges

   At this time, we are not able to accept clothing or small toiletries

For the Hospitality House:

  • Canned food, pasta, frozen meals
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

With prior arrangement, non-cash donations for all programs, including the Welcome Center, can be brought to the AID NW office located at 616 1/2 N. I Street in Tacoma between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm,  Tuesday – Thursday.  Please email the volunteer coordinator at dcruz@aidnw.org 24 hours in advance.  Non-cash donations for the Welcome Center can be dropped off at 1623 East J Street outside the Detention Center on the Tacoma Tide Flats, Monday thru Friday from 3:00 – 4:00  p.m.