Make a Difference Today in the Life of a Refugee Family
Annually, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Dallas welcomes refugee families from countries that include Burma, Bhutan, Iraq and Congo. You can make a difference in the lives of these families by doing one of these things today:
Build bridges. Make a financial contribution to the IRC in Dallas and help ensure that a family’s basic needs are met from their arrival in the city until self-sufficiency.
Become a Family Mentor. By mentoring a refugee family, you can help a newly-arrived refugee family adjust to life in Dallas.
Give diapers. Diapers and other baby supplies like car seats make the littlest family members feel comfortable and safe in their new home.
Employ refugees at your business. Many refugees speak multiple languages and navigate many cultures. They have survived trying circumstances and are eager to support their families.
Share your language skills. Volunteer to interpret for the IRC in Dallas if you speak Burmese, Nepali, Arabic, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Amharic languages.
Donate your wheels. Newly-arrived refugees are always on the move, going to appointments and new jobs. Help ease their commute by donating either a car or bicycle.
Do It Yourself fundraising. Through the IRC’s innovative Do It Yourself fundraising website diy.rescue.org/, you, a group of friends or co-workers can easily plan and manage your own campaign to raise money for the needs of refugees.
To help make a difference today in the life of a refugee, email VolunteerAbilene@Rescue.org to get involved in Abilene or VolunteerDallas@Rescue.org to get involved in Dallas.