International Rescue Committee (IRC)

2013 Light One Candle Holiday Donation Drive

Light up the holiday season for refugees in Salt Lake City by adopting a family through the International Rescue Committee’s annual holiday donation drive! By sponsoring a family, you provide a special and exciting experience for these families' first holiday season in Utah. Last year we provided gifts to over 70 households, and with your support, we hope to spread the holiday cheer to even more families this year.

 How to adopt a refugee family for the holidays:

  1. Decide the number of individuals you or your group are interested in sponsoring
  2. Contact the IRC and we will match you with a refugee family's wishlist 
  3. Purchase new or gently used gifts and drop them off at the IRC office from December 2nd to December 18th, 2013

Volunteer opportunities are also available to help sort and wrap gifts or to help with the main distribution event on Saturday, December 21st, 2013.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Geoffrey Lugli, Donations Coordinator, at or call 801-883-8457.