Thankfully, the Biden Administration has committed to once again stregthening the Refugee Admissions Program and increasing the number of refugees allowed to enter into the United States each year. In order to give refugees the warm welcome and help they deserve, the IRC in Los Angeles needs your continued support! Below are a few different ways in which you can help support refugees.
How to help:
1. Contribute a Welcome Kit
Welcome kits are pre-prepared packages sent to our office to help newly-arrived refugees settle into their new home. By sending already-completed packages, you help our staff to ensure efficiency in providing refugees the items they need to get started in their new home.
You can also take a look at our Target wish-list for urgently needed items if you can't complete an entire welcome kit. Or, if you would like someone else to do the shopping for you, you can purchase a gift card instead (Target, Visa, Amazon, and Walmart are most needed). You can either email them to [email protected], or mail directly to our office at: Attn: Carly Boos, International Rescue Committee, Los Angeles, CA 91206.
Here is the link to donate. By donating to the IRC Los Angeles, you directly contribute to supporting refugees in our community.
3. Volunteer Opportunities
Here is the link to our current volunteer and internship opportunities. If you are interested in applying for a position, please sign up for an information session here.
Our offices are operating virtually as a result of the pandemic so all volunteer and intern positions will be remote until further notice.
4. Community Support and Advocacy
Here is a link to our take action page on which you can find a variety of different ways to get involved and advocate for refugees.
If you are interested in speaking opportunities at your place of work or school, please contact Carly Boos at [email protected]
5. Employment Opportunities for Refugees
If you or someone you know has a business and would like to know more about employing refugees, please reach out to Carly Boos at [email protected]
6. Stay Updated
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For any questions or more information, please contact Community Relations Coordinator, Carly Boos, at [email protected].