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How to Take Action and Help Refugees in Tucson

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The United States is a country of immigrants with a long, proud history of welcoming the most vulnerable people to rebuild their lives in America. Let us now live up to that tradition and meet all our neighbors with kindness and compassion. Now, more than ever, refugee families need to feel they are welcomed and valued as they work to rebuild their lives and contribute to our shared community. 

Support from community members and your dedication to the IRC's mission is critical to the future of our work. For 20 years, the IRC in Tucson has helped thousands of refugees rebuild their lives in Arizona. Please help us continue these efforts, and join us as we endeavor to make refugees welcome.

Here are ways to take action today:

Donate

Private donations contribute greatly to the success of the IRC's work. Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without community support.

Donate Online

Donate by Mail: 

International Rescue Committee in Tucson
Attn: Donations
2100 N. Kolb Road, Suite 103
Tucson, AZ  85715

The IRC is consistently awarded high marks by charity watchdog groups for our efficient use of financial support and the effectiveness of our work. Of every $1 the IRC spends, more than 90¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit refugees and communities affected by war or disaster.

We also accept In-Kind Donations such as gently used clothes and shoes for kids and adults. Click here to learn more. 

Take Action

The United States has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. However, the Trump Administration, citing unfounded claims about who refugees are, continues to suspend the refugee resettlement program and slash refugee arrivals this year and next by more than half. 

Tell Congress to Fight for Refugees

Volunteer or Intern

Volunteer support is an integral part of the IRC's mission to provide opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, and we are excited to partner with the community along the way. Take a look through our Volunteer Opportunities and consider which may be the best match for you. The IRC also has Internships for college students and recent graduates. 

Fundraise

Start an online fundraiser for the IRC and the cause of refugees.

​Invest in a refugee's future

TucsonIRC [at] rescue.org (subject: Employment%20Opportunities%20for%20Refugees%20) (Employ a refugee in your company) or encourage other businesses to do the same. Learn about supporting refugees as an IRC corporate partner.

Patronize local businesses run by refugees. 

Spread the word

Follow the IRC in Tucson on Facebook and share our updates and ways to help.

Teach other people about refugees. These IRC resources may help:

Fast facts about refugees video

Myths about refugee resettlement

How refugee vetting and resettlement really work 

Refugees in America FAQ and stories  

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.