Immigration and Sanctuary at Beth Shalom
Give Life to Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
Safeway gift card drive. Congregation Beth Shalom’s Immigration Committee partners with the Church Council of Greater Seattle to house and support asylum seekers. There is a need for rent and food assistance, as the current situation with coronavirus is causing financial insecurity for many. Beth Shalom has $25 Safeway gift cards that you can purchase and donate. To do so, simply email Lauren Fellows, and we can bill your account. We will then mail the donated gift cards to the Church Council for distribution to families in need.
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Immigration and Sanctuary group has been active since 2017 and works to effectuate the congregation’s sanctuary statement, making clear this congregation’s commitment to supporting immigrants and refugees at risk from discriminatory practices.
Please join our work in one of the following ways:
Some ways you can help:
- Making CBS a more welcoming “Sensitive Location” (all houses of worship are classified by ICE as “Sensitive Locations”).
- Locating, providing, and supporting host homes for vulnerable youth and adults. Host homes with Spanish-language ability are particularly in need, and support is always welcome. Fill out this form to volunteer to provide medium-term housing for asylum seekers. Fill out this form to volunteer to provide assistance to host families.
- Volunteering at the Seattle World School with newcomer secondary students (age 11-20).
- Serving as a drop-off point for a food drive to support families broken apart by detention.
We’re doing much more! You can email Matt Saunders to find out about our next meeting or to join in our work.
There are no upcoming events at this time.