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7 ways to support refugees in Kansas

Photo: IRC/J Waite

1. Donate online

Making a financial gift is the most effective way to help the IRC in Kansas. Your funds will go where they are needed most, building community for new Americans in Kansas.

Donate now

And don't forget: You may be able to double—or even triple—the impact of your generous donation with a matching gift from your company.

2. Invite an IRC speaker to your group

Want to learn more about refugees, immigrants or survivors of human trafficking. The IRC has staff and client speakers available to share with your group. Kansas [at] Rescue.org (subject: Schedule%20a%20Speaker) (Send us an email )to schedule a speaker today!

3. Enroll in Community Rewards at Dillons Food Stores

Dillons will donate a small gift to the IRC each time you shop! Simply sign in to your online account using your registered email address and password and then search “International Rescue Committee in Wichita” and select “enroll.”

4. Speak up

Stand with refugees and call on elected officials to support pro-refugee legislation at the local, state and federal level. Visit IRCAction.org to get the latest updates and talking points for calling. Click here to find a list of your elected officials. 

5. Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with the IRC in Kansas: mentoring a refugee family, becoming an English tutor, or coaching a refugee through writing a resume for a first job in the United States. Reach out to VolunteerKS [at] Rescue.org to learn how you can get involved!

6. Invest in a refugee's future

Employ a refugee at your company and encourage other businesses to do the same. Refugees are legal residents of the United States upon arrival and are authorized to work immediately. No visa or sponsorship is required. Contact Christopher.Cooper-Martin [at] rescue.org (Christopher Cooper-Martin) for additional information.

7. Stay informed

Sign up for updates from the IRC in Kansas or follow us on Facebook

Thank you!

With more than 65 million people displaced by violence in the world today, the need to provide refuge is more urgent than ever! All of us at the IRC thank you for your compassion and your commitment to the cause of refugees.