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News from Seattle, WA

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.


2019 Year in Review

Take a look back at some of the highlights of our work from this past year, made possible by your incredible support. Thank you for standing with refugee & immigrant communities!


New Roots, New Opportunities

The IRC's New Roots program has been helping newcomers access land and grow healthy food for their families for years. Now we're helping gardeners bring their produce to the wider community. IRC gardener Krishna, once a farmer in Bhutan, shares about his experiences as a first-time seller at the new Tukwila Farmer's Market.


Winter Welcome Festival

Join us at Winter Welcome Festival on Saturday, January 11th where we’ll distribute gifts to newcomer families and celebrate the new year together with games, food, and lots of fun!


10 Ways to Help Refugees & Immigrants 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!


Advocacy on Tap

Join us for “Advocacy on Tap” happy hour on Dec 5th at Optimism Brewing Company.


Finance and administration volunteer

Help support IRC operations as a finance & administration volunteer.


New Roots Administrative Volunteer

Help build capacity for our New Roots team to carry out fieldwork.


New Roots Garden Site Maintenance Volunteer

Passionate about gardening, food justice or farming? Support & maintain our Community Gardens!


Sign up for Winter Welcome 2019

Winter Welcome is an opportunity to warmly welcome refugees and immigrants to our community by providing gifts to kids & families and celebrating together at IRC's annual Winter Welcome Festival. Learn how to become a Winter Welcome Sponsor and find details about Winter Welcome Festival.


Career Programs Volunteer

Help newcomers to the US build professional development skills and networks to help them achieve long-term career goals.