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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, UT, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Become a Light One Candle Sponsor!

Support our efforts to provide much-needed items and gifts to recently arrived refugee families and individuals this holiday season during our Light One Candle holiday gift drive!


Join us at our 3rd Annual Breaking Bread!

You are cordially invited to join the IRC in Salt Lake City at our 3rd Annual Breaking Bread, an evening focused on the family table where refugee families and the wider community enjoy a meal together.


Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive - Event Volunteers

Have you ever wanted to work as a personal shopper? Do you love neat and tidy stacks of folded clothing? Are you passionate about keeping newly arrived refugees warm for the winter? Join us!


Financial Capabilities Instructor

The Financial Capability Instructor will work closely with the IRC in Salt Lake City's Financial Coaches to provide individual and group instruction to refugees and new Americans as they work towards starting their business, saving to buy cars, homes, or participating in career development programs.


Cotopaxi empowers refugee youth

On August 17th, young refugee women attended a women’s empowerment workshop at Cotopaxi’s flagship store in downtown Salt Lake City, learning about digital marketing, production, coding, design, and how to go camping.


Al Najma, a Syrian couple's tradition continued

Dareen and Muwaffak arrived in the United States with their six children from Daraa, Syria after spending four years in Jordan. Now, they've opened their home-based food business, Al Najma, and work to share their traditions with their new community.


Save the Date for Breaking Bread!

Kindly save the date of Wednesday, November 14, 2018 for Breaking Bread, our annual fundraising dinner where we focus on the family table by welcoming refugee families and the community to enjoy a meal together.


Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive in Salt Lake City

We would like to invite you to support our Warm Welcome Winter Clothing drive by donating new or like-new winter clothing items. Learn more about donating winter clothing today!


Pluralsight participates in Women’s Tech Workshop

In early August, the IRC in Salt Lake City’s digital inclusion program hosted an All-Women Tech Workshop, pairing refugee women with 15 Pluralsight volunteers as they practiced computer basics and accessing web-based tools like Google Maps.


Hope's experience in career development

On August 17th, we said farewell to Hope Newman, our career development AmeriCorps VISTA, who spent the last year creating and developing opportunities for refugees and New Americans to advance in their employment and enroll in training programs. Hope took time to write about her experiences as an AmeriCorps VISTA.