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Provide Care to Detained Sikh Unaccompanied Minors

A project of Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
photo04.jpg Jaspreet Kaur
Washington, Washington D.C., US
$1,350pledged of $10,000 goal
$1,350goal: $10,000
5donors
Yes tax deductible
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When  a Sikh Volunteer at Heartland Alliance informed us that there were over 170 Sikh unaccompanied minors that were being housed there and needed our support to provide them resources including patkas, karas, turbans, books and gutkas, we decided that it was important to  ensure these Sikh children were given resources they needed and the opportunity to be fairly represented in immigration courts.

This project matters as we need to be a resource and a voice for these  detainees especially the young unaccompanied minor Sikh children so those who are caring for them here understand who they are, know why they need the resources we provide to them and become more motivated to place the children quickly with a family member or a legal sponsor. 

Donors can help support our efforts to provide training to the staff  and resources to the Sikh unaccompanied minors by donating funds. If any donors want to volunteer with Heartland Alliance they can undertake the training required.

We will use the funds to cover the costs for the time and effort it takes to train all the staff and volunteers who interact with the Sikh Unaccompanied minors and also use the funds to purchase the resources the kids need and plan events with the kids  that coincide with Sikh religious holidays including offering them Indian meals to celebrate special occasions.

  • 04/08/2021

    Care for Detained Sikh Unaccompanied Minors

    With a record number of unaccompanied minors including 18,890 teens and children who arrived at the border in the past several weeks, SALDEF is continuing to monitor and support the work being done at Heartland Alliance. As these numbers increase and the challenges of the pandemic overwhelms U.S. shelter capacity and produces crisis-level crowding inside government border tents, SALDEF will continue to provide care and resources needed for any Sikh Unaccompanied minors including the opportunity to be fairly represented in immigration courts.

Name Donation Date
Karam Singh $300.00 December 2020
sara pearl $50.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
Gurpal Bhuller $250.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
P. S. $250.00 November 2020

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