Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest
Extend a Hand Up to Immigrants This Fall
Join us for Giving Tuesday November 30
We’re launching early!
Your donation from November 8 through 30 will help AIDNW support immigrants while detained inside the ICE Northwest Processing Center, and after their release. A surge of released people since June has tripled the number of immigrants to whom AIDNW provides clothing and support.
They exit with only the clothing they wore in, so your help is appreciated now more than ever!
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How You Can Donate
Both one time and monthly donations are gratefully accepted
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.
Please consider making a donation to AIDNW. Here are examples of what your donation could do:
$25.00 pays for 2 meals for traveling immigrants
$60.00 pays for 3 backpacks
$75.00 pays for a bus ticket and 2 meals
$100.00 pays for 3 warm jackets
$250.00 pays for an airline ticket
$300.00 pays for an airline ticket, a backpack, and a warm jacket
$500.00 pays for 2 airline tickets
Thank you for your support!
- 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.
Many of these items–and more–can be found on our Amazon Wish List. We will receive extra benefit if you start your purchases at Amazon Smile.
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
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
News and Events
RECORD NUMBERS OF RELEASES!
AIDNW volunteers have been serving as many as 30 released detainee guests each day. Large numbers of immigrants requesting asylum are being brought to Tacoma's NW ICE Processing Center from the southern border, given a court date and released after a short time.
Our volunteers are working in shifts at the AIDNW Welcome Center from 1 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.
We ask for your support. We are looking for:
- Additional volunteer drivers
- Welcome Center volunteers
- Monetary contributions.
our Amazon wish list and donation link here: https://aidnw.org/how-to-donate/
our volunteer application on this page: https://aidnw.org/get-involved/
You can also send checks to our office at 1915 Sheridan Ave Tacoma, WA 98405.
It takes a village! We are grateful for all of our community support.
PowerPoint Presentation on AIDNW Services
Join our Google Group
Join our email Google Group to receive notification of news and events, current volunteer opportunities and donation needs.
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.