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.