Help Immigrants Being Deported


Except for the clothes on their back, the majority of undocumented immigrants who are deported directly from detention centers to their homeland have absolutely nothing with them when they arrive back home. El Refugio, a ministry of hospitality and visitation serving immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center, is collecting Carry-on Bags with shoes and pants to give to immigrants who are scheduled to be deported.

Please consider donating a bag with a pair of men's shoes sizes 8-10 and a pair of men's pants, size 32x34, which we will deliver to El Refugio and the Stewart Detention Center each time we visit. The maximum dimensions for carry-on bas are 9"x14"x22", including handles and wheels.

Bags are shoes can be delivered to Columbia Presbyterian Church. If no one is in the church office, the items may be left in the large bin located by the office door in the breezeway between the sanctuary and education building.

Or if you would prefer, Don Hammonds will receive the donations for you at FBCD. You can contact Don at

Thank you for your help! Regardless of where you fall politically on this issue, this is about honoring and preserving the human dignity of individuals.