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7 ways to support refugees in Wichita

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Photo: IRC/J Waite

1. Donate online

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

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. Donate school supplies

This fall, refugee students will return to school, many for the first time in the US. Help students start their school year with the right tools. Donate gender-neutral backpacks, school supplies, deodorant, or new children’s socks and underwear  to the IRC. Please call 316-558-8272 with any questions regarding donations.

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 Wichita: mentoring a refugee family, becoming an English tutor, or coaching a refugee through writing a resume for a first job in the United States. 

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 (Chris Cooper-Martin) for additional information.

7. Stay informed

Sign up for updates from the IRC in Wichita 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.