Refugees are people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters. They are resettled around the world through a global effort coordinated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Support for IRC Programs
Think globally, serve locally. We are delighted to support the efforts of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, to resettle refugees in the Washington, D.C. area. We are organizing groups that will participate in the IRC’s Welcome Home program to furnish apartments for newly-arrived refugee families. Participate in one of the IRC’s monthly webinars to learn more about this great program.
In addition, furniture and household goods collected in our Community Service Week Donation Drive will be used to set up apartments for refugees being resettled locally by the IRC. We also anticipate a continuing need for furniture and household items after Community Service Week. Let us know any time if you have gently used items that might be well used by a refugee family in the area.
Students learn about issues related to refugee resettlement in our Student Service Learning Program, Youth Facing the Global Refugee & Migration Crisis; and our partner English Now! offers scholarships to locally-resettled refugees for English language study, to help them and their families thrive in their transitions to life in the United States.
Contact us to learn more about our efforts to serve refugees and to get involved!