Advocating for the Needs of Immigrants in Detention

Sunday, May 15 and 22, 2016
At Sunday service at The Island School


This month the Cedars Justice Network and Social Action committees ask Cedars to focus its attention on advocating for the needs of immigrants in detention.  On Sunday, May 15 and 22, you are invited and encouraged to bring items to the Sunday service that the Northwest Immigration Detention Center needs to help the immigrants housed at their facility.

The Northwest Immigration Detention Center works through The Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest (AID NW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that is dedicated to serving detained immigrants at the Northwest Detention Center. They provide a safe, supportive environment until reunification with loved ones can happen.  AID NW offers immigrants a touch of humanity during and post-detention. You can read more by clicking here.

Here’s what you can bring on May 15 or May 22. The detainees are all adults, no children:

• Small blankets or quilts for immigrants facing a 3-5 day bus ride or a long night at SeaTac Airport awaiting an early flight.

• Hooded sweatshirts, warm jackets and parkas for both women and men in all sizes.

• Warm socks and gloves.

• Backpacks

There will also be a special monetary collection on May 22, 2016 for The Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest (AID NW). All support for these detainees comes from people like you.

Thank you for your generosity.