Gearing Up For Holiday Giving Campaign
This winter, spread holiday cheer and bring joy and comfort to a newly arrived refugee family in Phoenix this holiday season. Joining the International Rescue Committee in this year’s Adopt-A-Family program gives you a unique opportunity to bring happiness to refugee children and welcome a new family into the community.
The Adopt-a-Family program matches community sponsors with refugee families resettled by the IRC throughout this past year. These families have escaped perilous and oppressive conditions in their home countries, and many have undergone extremely difficult circumstances in order to reach to United States and begin rebuilding their lives. Several families arrive in the U.S. with little more than the clothes on their backs and hope for a better future. By sponsoring a family this holiday season, you can impact the lives of a refugee family. Each sponsor will be matched with a refugee family. Most families’ wish lists include essential items such as blankets, kitchenware, bicycles for commuting to work, and toys for the kids.
In 2012 over 400 refugees received gifts from the generous support of our community. We need your help to make this year’s campaign bigger and better! Please spread the word to your co-workers, friends, family members – anyone who might be interested in getting involved and sponsoring a family this holiday season. If you’re unable to adopt a family at this time but would like to contribute to our work you can make a donation at https://www.rescue.org/donate/us-phoenix-az.
To adopt a family or for more information, please email Jackie at Jackie.Nolot@Rescue.org.