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


IRC Wichita's Starbucks Giving Wreath Campaign

Now through December 28th community members in Wichita may visit the IRC's Giving Wreaths at any Wichita Starbucks location to pick out a gift tag with a suggested gift for an IRC client. Gifts may be returned to any Starbucks location and will be given to a refugee upon their arrival or may be given to a client in need.


How a dedicated volunteer became the missing link

Wizie Eads was linked as a mentor with the Safi family in April 2018 after helping as an Urdu translator for a cultural orientation class. That spring, Wizie and her husband Darwin were spending time with the family when they learned that one member, Safi was walking 4 miles a day, back and forth, to take one of his eight children to elementary school.


Goddard Eisenhower High School students host in-kind donation drive for the IRC

In September Students from Goddard Eisenhower High School began collecting hygiene supplies and household cleaning supplies for the IRC and will continue collecting these supplies throughout their school year.


Come together, a benefit concert for the International Rescue Committee

November 3, 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd from 12:00-4:00pm the Wichita community is invited to Central Standard Brewery for a benefit concert for the IRC.


Attend a Volunteer Information Session at the IRC

You are invited to attend a volunteer information meeting at the IRC.


Save the Date: Eat at Chipotle and support the IRC!

On Monday, October 29th, Chipotle Mexican Grill on 515 N. Hillside will donate 33% of their proceeds to the IRC from 5:00-9:00pm.


Mentors bridge gap and welcome refugees into community

The IRC is currently recruiting volunteers to mentor both individuals and families


Back to School Bash for Refugee Families

For the third year in a row the Back to School Bash has been organized to provide IRC clients with free backpacks and school supplies.


Childcare Volunteer

. As our IRC refugee clients come in for English language skills (ELT) class, or cultural orientation, the childcare volunteer provides the essential supervision and care for clients’ children so that both ELT teacher and parent clients can focus on class.


Videographer Volunteer

Videographer/Video Production Volunteer, in collaboration with the Special Events Coordinator, will help to produce quality videos that will highlight the important work that IRC does, and can be used for marketing purposes. The volunteer will have the opportunity to provide creative input in the storytelling process.