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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Seattle, WA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Shopping for a cause

Shop for holiday gifts and support the IRC in Seattle at the same time using the promo code "IRC" on SpreadLove2017.com


Sign up for Winter Welcome

Winter Welcome is an opportunity to warmly welcome refugees to our community by providing gifts to a newcomer family. Learn how to become a Winter Welcome Sponsor and find details for Winter Welcome Festival on January 6, 2018.


10 Ways to Help Refugees in Washington

The United States has a long 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. Here are some ways you can take action today!


Photo Essay: Harvest at Namaste Community Garden

Refugee gardeners welcome community members to their harvest celebration to usher in the autumn season.


Becoming U.S. Citizens

With the help of volunteers from AirBnB, 46 community members applied for U.S. Citizenship at a recent IRC Citizenship Workshop.


Thank you for Rebuilding Lives

More than 250 community supporters gathered for the 9th Annual Rebuilding Lives Dinner to celebrate the resilience of refugee communities and those going above and beyond to welcome refugee families to our state.


Climbing high with Vertical Generation

IRC youth program participants got a taste of the PNW outdoors on a rock climbing field trip with Vertical Generation.


Planting New Roots in Kent

Refugee and immigrant community members in the West Hill neighborhood of Kent are growing fresh, organic produce for their families at a brand-new community garden site. Thank you to the countless community partners and volunteers who have brought this exciting project to life!


Group and on-call volunteering

Short-term service projects are a high-impact and flexible way to welcome refugees to our community! Team up for a group service day, or sign up individually as an “on-call" volunteer.


Fall internship opportunities

The IRC in Seattle currently has several unpaid internship openings. Undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates are welcome to apply. Positions are open until filled.