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Collections for Immigrant Detainees

 Each Sunday we read a list of the countries of immigrant detainees held at the McHenry Co. Prison from the Book of the Prayers of the People. In Chicago, an interfaith coalition supports both a women/children and men’s shelter, which house about 30 detainees. These immigrant brothers and sisters, who are currently studying English, are caught in the broken immigration system. It can take a few months for their detention cases to be finalized.

To support them, the Immigration Action Team is collecting: winter boots for men, women and children; magazines (not books) for children, teens, and adults for English Language Learners —Newsweek, Time, Sports Illustrated, Family Circle, National Geographic – Kids, Seventeen, etc.; regular-size toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.); Ventra cards - $20 for public transportation.

On Dec. 7 and 14, we’ll have a table set up during Coffee Hour to drop your items before services. If you are moved to join in our work, please contact Marcia Sezer at

Unity Temple
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:00am
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:00am