Sanctuary/Asylum Newsletter – July 2022

Good News:  we have a new Level 2 sponsoring organization, the Manchester Branch of the NAACP. 

Welcome!  We’re happy to have you join us.  We now have 23 Level 2 sponsors or friends, and I thought it might be a good time to list you all in our newsletter:

American Friends Service Committee

City Year New Hampshire

Congregational Church, Meriden

Concord Friends Meeting

Concord Unitarian Universalist, Concord

Dover Friends Meeting

Grace Episcopal, Manchester

Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP)

GSOP Interfaith Action Fund

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Manchester Branch

New Hampshire Council of Churches

New Hampshire Immigrant & Refugee Support Group

New Hampshire Conference, United Church of Christ

St. Andrews Episcopal, Manchester

St. Anne/St. Augustin Catholic, Manchester

St. Lawrence Catholic Parish, Goffstown

St. Matthews Episcopal, Goffstown

Sisters of Mercy, Justice Committee, Manchester

Sisters of Mercy, Justice Committee, Hudson

Unitarian Universalist Church, Franklin

Unitarian Universalist Church, Nashua

Unitarian Universalist Star King Fellowship

Unitarian Universalist Church, Concord

And many individual donors.

Our S/A Committee consists of not only members of UU Church of Manchester, but also members from UU Church of Nashua, St. Matthews Episcopal Church of Goffstown,  and St. Anne/St. Augustin Catholic Church of Manchester. (If you are interested in joining the committee call or mail us:, or  Liz at 703-447-5701). We are grateful to all of you.

We are hosting our third guest, while his case works its way through the system.  On June 21, he received a Certificate of Achievement, for participating in 161.5 hours in the Intermediate English Class at the International Institute of New England.  Congratulations!!

Here are some of the ways you can continue to support our Sanctuary/Asylum network: we accept Market Basket gift cards and checks to help support Chris as his case slowly works through the courts.  Gift cards must be bought in-store, but then can be mailed to UU Manchester c/o Asylum Committee at UU Manchester, 669 Union St. Manchester NH 03104.  Or, the cards can be dropped off at church during office hours (call first 603-625-6854. ) Checks can be sent to the above address. Designate Asylum in the memo line and if your donation is for general support, specific support for legal fees, or specifically for food.  We are a 501(C)3 organization, so your donations are tax-deductible. If you have any questions, contact our new church administrator, Amy (603-625-6854) or Liz Alcauskas (703-447-5701). Credit card donations can be made by going to  1. click on “Give” OR 2. Click on “Please Donate today” in the yellow ribbon on top of the page. In either case, the Planned Giving page will appear. 3. Scroll down to Donate and click on the DONATE button. 4. Be sure to find the “write a note” section and  designate your donation is for the Asylum Fund. If you have any questions, call Liz at 703-447-7701.  Thank you for your anticipated donation.