Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest
Supporting Immigrants with Dignity while in Detention and Upon Release
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How You Can Donate
Both one time and monthly donations are gratefully accepted
We have a Match Grant!
Your donation from now through October 5th will be matched up to $5000, thanks to a pledge from The Peg and Rick Young Foundation.
Please see below for the ways to make your tax-deductible donation. Thank you!
Mail in Donations
Checks may be sent to the office address: 1915 S. Sheridan Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405, and recurring donations can also be arranged through Bill Pay at your bank.
Here are examples of what your donation could do:
$10 provides a meal for a released immigrant
$20 provides a phone credit for a detainee to call family and legal representatives
$50 provides a warm coat and a backpack for a released immigrant
$100 pays for bus fare to the airport for 26 immigrants
$150 covers one night’s stay at Hospitality House for 3 immigrants
$250 provides 5 deportation bags for immigrant detainees who are being deported
$1000 pays monthly Welcome Center costs
$2500 covers monthly Hospitality House expenses and office rent
Thank you for your support!
Our Wish List
We are always in need of the following items, which we give to immigrants released from detention and to those inside to help pass the time. Please make sure clothing is clean and is something young men and women would be pleased to wear.
- duffel bags or carry-on bags
- yarn (only new)
- paperback books in any language (no markings inside)
Items may be dropped off at the office/Hospitality House at times when a volunteer is there to receive them. Please contact email@example.com the current schedule.
We also have a Wish List on Amazon: Amazon Wish List and you may have things shipped to the office: 1915 S. Sheridan Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405
Community Rewards Partners with AIDNW
You can now link your Fred Meyer rewards card to support AIDNW.
Link your card by logging into your Fred Meyer account (or creating an account), then enter “community rewards” in the search box. Or you may click on button below . Under “find (or change) an organization”, type in our full name: “Advocates for Immigrants in Detention NW” to link your card.
If you sell items on eBay, you can donate 10% or more of the sale to AIDNW. See https://charity.ebay.com/charity/Advocates-for-Immigrants-in-Detention-Northwest/1536655
Under the Amazon Smile program you can set your account to donate to AIDNW (using our full name: Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest), at no extra cost to you.
You can do this by going to smile.amazon.com
News and Events
ASYLUM SEEKERS BEING RELEASED IN LARGE NUMBERS !
June 2022: Large numbers of asylum seekers are being brought from the southern border to Tacoma and released from the detention center—15 – 25 people each day. ICE has told AIDNW that this is expected to continue through the Summer. This is double the average number of guests normally served at the AIDNW Welcome Center.
Our volunteers are working in shifts at the AIDNW Welcome Center from 2:30 to 7 PM Monday through Friday and sometimes later, helping guests plan travel all over the country to reach their family members.
This uptick in guests is straining our resources, and ICE has told us that this level of releases is expected to continue indefinitely.
- Volunteer drivers
- Welcome Center volunteers
To volunteer please fill out a volunteer application here LINK . To donate backpacks or other needed supplies, or funds to assist our operations, please see our Amazon wish list and donation link details: aidnw.org/how-to-donate.
Checks can be sent to our office at 1915 Sheridan Ave Tacoma, WA 98405.
It takes a village! We are grateful for all of our community support.
AIDNW is on Radio Tacoma!
AIDNW Monthly Reports are a new feature on Radio Tacoma.
Tune in to hear the reports, which feature monthly program statistics, excerpts from nightly Welcome Center reports, interviews and more
You can listen to the reports at https://radiotacoma.org/aidnw
or, if you are in the vicinity of Tacoma Mall, tune into Radio Tacoma at 101.9 FM on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5 pm or Wednesday at 7 pm.
Program archives are available anytime at https://radiotacoma.org/aidnw
PowerPoint Presentation on AIDNW Services
AIDNW was featured on KGHP Radio's Harbor Chat!
AIDNW Speaker's Bureau
Want to learn more?
Would your school, church or community group like to learn more about immigration, detention, the Northwest ICE Processing Center and the work of AIDNW? AIDNW Speakers Bureau volunteers are available to make presentations-in person or by Zoom. If you are interested please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Our Mailing list
Please fill out our mailing list form to be added to the AIDNW mailing list to receive the latest information on volunteer work, community meetings, and events/opportunities:
Next Community Meeting
9:30 – 11:00 a.m
Our guest speaker will be Caitlin Wasley of Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) in Seattle. She has worked in refugee and immigrant services since 2009
Please save the date
The meeting will be held in person or by Zoom. Please email email@example.com to register and receive a link
Community Meetings are held every two months and feature a short presentation on topics relating to the detention center as well as updates from AIDNW. Community Meetings are currently held via Zoom. Here are recordings from recent meetings.