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We Are Moving the Family from Tanzania into an Apartment!

The Human Rights Task Force (HRTF) continues to work with the family from Tanzania. As a reminder, the mother and 11-year-old son are seeking asylum in Wilmington, DE and have been living at Hope Center.

We thank you for your financial support back in February. The money we raised paid for rent at Hope Center, but circumstances changed and the family has to move elsewhere by the end of March. Luckily, we did not spend all the money you donated, so we will continue to use those funds to help with living expenses as we move into a new phase with this family.

First Unitarian Church is becoming a Host Congregation with the UUSC program called Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum Seekers (CAPAS). UUSC has been assisting congregations with supporting asylum-seekers for many years. We have learned so much from them already and will continue to use their expertise as we move forward.

The great news is that we found a generous donor willing to pay rent for the family to live in an apartment! Now, we need donations of items for the apartment. The apartment is coming to us partially furnished and with some supplies. The link below lists the items we need.

Click to Select Items to Donate 

Believe it or not, we are setting up the apartment THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, March 25! Sorry for the short notice, sometimes things just move more quickly than we expect them to.

You can bring donations to the apartment on Saturday (click the link for the location) or you can bring items to church on Sunday, March 26 or Sunday, April 2. We may also be able to arrange to pick-up items. Please indicate how we will obtain your items in the link above.

Questions or comments, please contact Becky Laster at or 302‑750‑8524.