KIND Toy Drive 

January 30, 2017

Plymouth’s Immigration Ministry Team invites you to support unaccompanied immigrant youth in January and February, 2017. Plymouth member Janet Gwilym is an immigration attorney at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and works with this population.

When immigrant youth meet with attorneys, KIND uses toys and coloring activities to help facilitate conversation about trauma. Many clients experienced trauma and abuse and find it helpful to keep their hands busy while talking about their past. This toy drive enables youth to take the toy home with them after the screening process to provide comfort.

Age range is 3 to 18, mostly teens. A box is in the Lounge on Sundays for these suggested items: 

  • Colored Pencils & crayons
  • Coloring books for different ages (adult, mindfulness, children’s)
  • Activity books-connect the dots
  • Building Toys (Legos, K’nex, Magformers, building blocks)
  • Puzzles (varying difficulty levels for different ages)
  •  Therapy Dolls
    • Kimochi Box Set (Cloud, Bug, Cat, Rose, etc.)
    • Kimochis Feeling Poster in Spanish
    • Kimochis Mixed Bag of Feelings
  • Stickers
  • Stress balls
  • Plush toys (teddy bears)
  • Figurine sets (non-violent such as set of small, plastic farm animals)
  • Problem solving toys such as Rubik's cube

Stay tuned for more information about KIND and the February donation deadline. Thank you for remembering these young people who are far from home! Please contact Warren Smith to be on the Immigration Ministry Team e-mail list: WarrensSmith@igc.org or Janet Gwilym for more info on KIND: JanetGw@uw.edu



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