Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest


We welcome and support people affected by immigration detention by connecting them to resources and the community

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Our community/nation/world is facing a mounting immigration problem.  Locally, AIDNW offers emotional support to the 1500 immigrants detained in Tacoma and a warm welcome and transitional support when they are released.
Our monthly operation costs are over $10,000 and we rely heavily on individual contributions.

We need YOUR help to show immigrants that we care!

Recurring Donations

Wish List

What your Donations Fund

One Time Donation

Community Rewards Program

Welcome Center RV Campaign — We did it!

We look forward to sharing photos of our new RV soon!

Thanks to generous supporters, we have met and surpassed our Welcome Center Campaign expectations!!!

We are grateful for major gifts from

The Ben B. Cheney Foundation
Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
Norcliffe Family Foundation
Bamford Family Foundation
Alex Baron
Bart Parsley
Meena Menter
Two anonymous donors
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl  
Faith Communities
many individuals like you

who welcome immigrants with warmth, dignity and assistance to move on with their lives

Both one time and monthly donations are gratefully accepted

Recurring Donations

Become an Immigrant Advocate

Recurring monthly donations help us enormously with operational costs

One Time Donation

Thank you
  for showing that you care!

How you can Donate

We are pleased to offer a new service for online donations. Through Karma Payments we can accept both one-time and recurring donations, which can be set up at any frequency you choose, using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or your bank account. Donations may still be made through PayPal if you prefer. Through Karma, AIDNW does receive a greater portion of your donation than those made through PayPal, by asking you to pay a processing fee when you donate.

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.


$5/month supplies snacks to newly released immigrants in our Welcome Center
$10/month helps give backpacks and warm coats to immigrants traveling onward
$25/month provides phone cards to immigrants in detention so that they may hear their loved ones’ voices
$50/month fuels the Welcome Center RV
$100/month covers internet service at our Hospitality House
$200/month keeps the lights on at the Hospitality House all year
$500/month helps with the rent for the AIDNW office and Hospitality House

AIDNW Immigrant Advocates

Recurring monthly donations
(if you choose your name can be added here)

A Big Thank you to:

Anonymous (13)
Cynthia Anthony
Virginia Appel
Susan Eidenschink
Rosa Beth Gibson
Steve Greenheck
Cynthia Hammer
Kathy and Max Lewis
Susan Platt
Martha Scoville
Kathleen Sullivan
William Tudor

   Welcome Center Wish List

  • Individually wrapped bags of chips, peanut butter or cheese crackers, nuts, dried fruit, or cookies (store-bought only please)
  • Bottled water (individual size)
  • Canned soda
  • Fresh fruit such as apples, oranges (no more than one bag as they don’t keep well)
  • Paperback ESL Books and bilingual  picture dictionaries

Many of these items–and more–can be found on our Amazon Wish List

We have volunteers scheduled to take non-cash donations  that can be brought to the AIDNW office, located at 1915 S. Sheridan Ave. in Tacoma between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays (only those days please).

Hospitality House Wish List

  • TV
  • Pay as you go phone cards for T-Mobile or Nokia phone
  • Prepaid international phone cards
  • Walmart or Target gift cards to buy shoes or other necessities
  • Safeway grocery cards
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Dish soap and laundry soap

Many of these items–and more–can be found on our Amazon wish list

Non-cash donations for all programs can be brought to the AIDNW office  located at 1915 S. Sheridan Ave. in Tacoma between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 11-3 Tuesdays and Thursdays (only those days please).

Also Needed
Laptop computers for speaker presentations so we can share what we do and who we are.

Cash donations for all our work are greatly appreciated.  Please mail checks to: 1915 S. Sheridan Ave., 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

Stay in Touch

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Join our email Google Group to receive notification of news and events, current volunteer opportunities and donation needs.

Next Community Meeting

Next Meeting is September 18, 2019
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
at St. Leo’s
710 S 13th St
Tacoma, WA 98405

Doors open at 9:00  for socializing

Next Volunteer Orientation Session

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Peace Lutheran Church
2106 S. Cushman Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

To reserve your place, please send an email to:
Light refreshments will be served.  A $5.00 donation is suggested.


Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest

We welcome and support people affected by immigration detention by connecting them to resources and the community

AIDNW office : 253-572-9659
1915 S Sheridan Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405

Welcome Center (2-7 pm) 253-343-4324

Program Manager:
Deborah Cruz

General information:

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  Volunteer Orientation Session


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