“ICE is releasing up to 700 families from immigration detention this week. 200 families will be released in Phoenix. The other families will be released in Tucson and Yuma.

To help in Phoenix in concert with our United Church of Christ sisters and brothers:

The faith community is mobilizing volunteers for the drop off locations to help with phone calls to release families, meals, rides to the bus station, and overnight companions for guests who need to spend the night in the drop off locations. We especially need volunteers for Wednesday and Wednesday night. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed.

We also need donations of the following items, or money to purchase them. Money can be sent to the SWC office; items can be delivered to the SWC office, Shadow Rock UCC, or First Church/Phoenix. Just let them know in advance you’d like to drop items at their location so someone is there to greet you.

Family food items needed include:
· Tangerines
· Kids cookies
· Cheese crackers
· Peanut butter crackers
· Soft granola bars
· Apple sauce kids squeezes
· Water bottles

Food travel kit:
· Vienna sausages ..small can
· Brunswich tuna salad with crackers
· Bumble Bee chicken salad snack with crackers
· Nutri grain bar..soft..mixed berry
· Ritz crackers with peanut butter..6 crackers in pack
· Austin cheese crackers with peanut butter – 6 crackers in pack
· Trail mix – small bag
· Quaker chocolate soft chew bar
· Go Go yogurt squeeze pack
· Fruit cup- individual size

Hygiene kit:
· Shampoo-travel size
· Bar soup- travel size
· Tube of tooth paste -travel size
· (2) toothbrushes-intended for 1 adult and 1 child
· Small tissue pack
· Small hair comb
· Deodorant stick

Thank you for helping in whatever way you and your church can.”

Items can be dropped off at SCUCC on Monday from 10:45 am until 12:00 Noon. Donna Murphy will be there during that time.
Julie Conway will be taking any donated items and/or checks to the SW Conference Office at 12Noon.

Items may also be donated at SCUCC Tuesday and Wednesday during regular church office hours. A volunteer is needed to take these items to the SW Conference Office on Thursday.

You may also drop off your donations at the times and places below. Please call ahead to be sure someone will be there:

SW Conference Office
917 E Sheridan St,
Phoenix, AZ
602-468-3810 (Call Eli to schedule a donation drop-off )
Mon. -Fri 9am -5pm
Except Wed. 9am – 1pm

First Church UCC
1407 N. 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mon- Thurs 9:30 to 2:30 pm
Call to schedule donation drop-offs

Shadow Rock UCC
12861 N. 8th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85024
Mon-Thurs 9am – 3pm
Call to schedule donation drop-off