The Outreach Commission at St. Barnabas is conducting a drive to collect 25 used backpacks by May 14. The nonprofit organization Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest (AIDNW) has an ongoing need for used backpacks to give to detainees who have been released from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Currently, they carry all their possessions in a clear plastic bag. A small- to medium-sized backpack gives these individuals a chance to organize their possessions and crucial papers into a convenient and private pack which they can easily carry. Donated packs may be placed in a large box located in the parlor. For more information, contact Lynn Whipple, firstname.lastname@example.org.