Adopt-a-Family 2012: Impact the life of a refugee family this winter!
This winter, be a part of spreading holiday cheer by bringing joy and comfort to a newly arrived family in King County. Joining the IRC in Seattle 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 the 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.
Each Adopt-a-family sponsor will be matched with a refugee family and obtains 1-2 gifts per family member. Most families’ wish lists include basic items such as winter clothing, shoes and boots, kitchenware, school supplies and toys for the kids. The sponsor then has the choice of delivering the gifts directly to the family or dropping them off at an IRC office in mid-December.
You can impact the lives of a refugee family this year! Please talk with your co-workers, friends, family members – anyone who might be interested in getting involved and sponsoring a family this holiday season.
For more information, please email us at Seattle@Rescue.org with 'Adopt-a-Family' in the subject line, or call 206-623-2105.
Update 12/17/2012: We now have community sponsors for all of the families participating in Adopt-a-Family! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal!