Many Hands Make Light Work

There are many ways to support the goals of the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network. Choose one – or more – that will work for you.

Donate. Use the button at right or send a check payable to Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church. Please write “UIDN” on the memo line and mail to the church, 30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

Stay current on immigration issues and support activities, such as campaigns, events, and rallies. Follow UIDN on Twitter and Facebook, and  join our email list.

Volunteer for UIDN’s helpline. You must be fluent in both English and Spanish. Calls are routed to you; you do not need to report to an office. Training is provided. If you are interested, please email NicAbramson@gmail.com.

Become a UIDN affiliate. Community groups, religious congregations, and other organizations are encouraged to endorse UIDN’s goals and become members. For more information, please email Father Frank Alagna, fjalagna@gmail.com.

Be a mentor or tutor. Beginning September 2019, UIDN and St. John’s Episcopal Church will offer an after school program for students and family members at Chambers Elementary School. You need not speak Spanish or be a formal educator. To learn more or volunteer, please email Marjorie.Leopold@gmail.com.

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Host a speaker. UIDN and our allies can identify a speaker to provide a general overview of the national and/or local situation for undocumented immigrants, Dreamers, and refugees. Invite us to your organization or faith community. Gather friends and neighbors for a house meeting. Or, if you work with newcomers, as teachers or social workers, for instance, we’ll aim to address your particular needs. Email MichelsonElana@gmail.com.

See the volunteer form for more ways to help. If you are ready to volunteer, please complete and submit the form; we will contact you about any orientation or training that may be needed. If you’d like more information first, email HelaineMeisler@yahoo.com.