International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Valentine's Day Ideas

Still looking for a perfect gift for that special someone?

Here are a few ideas to support refugee-owned businesses while showing your Valentine you care:

Nothing says Valentine's Day like freshly-dipped chocolate Strawberries.

Chocolate Empire



Pre-order today from Chocolate Empire, a refugee-owned chocolate store. to get a half-dozen large chocolate strawberries for $16.99 and a dozen large chocolate strawberries for $29.99

Chocolate Empire
3030 Plaza Bonita Road, Ste. 2440, National City, CA.
619  470 4640






Purchase a unique cultural gift item from an IRC-supported craft vendor.

African Tropical Heritage

See sample products here:

Or call to see more:   858 568 2151



Enjoy ethnic food from a refugee-owned restaurant on your night out:  

Try authentic fresh-baked Iraqi bread and other Mediterranean options at Sammoon Bakery and Restaurant in El Cajon, or get a taste of the East African spices of Somali food at Fatuma Restaurants in City Heights:


Sammoon Bakery and Restaurant
190 N Magnolia Ave
Ste 103
El Cajon, CA 92020
619 441-2823




Fatuma Restaurant
4069 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
619 269 8268





Pick your date up in style by reserving a chauffeured Sedan:

Surprise your Valentine with a round trip ride out on the town with in a sedan or limo. 
Mention IRC and receive a 10% discount on Valentine's Day.




Black Horse Limos
858 610 8229











American Limo San Diego
Phone:  619 277 2477





Learn more about the IRC Microentprise Program.

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