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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.


October 23 - Buffalo Wild Wings gives back to refugees

October 23, 2019

On October 23, Buffalo Wild Wings will give 10 percent of your total check back to supporting refugees in Wichita. Simply state that you want to support refugees and the IRC in Wichita during your dinner.


Free Citizenship Workshops a Success

The IRC in Wichita’s Immigration Department provides free and low-cost immigration services to both refugees and the Wichita community. Every month a free workshop at the IRC in Wichita is held to assist eligible permanent residents complete their applications for U.S. citizenship.


Thank you, Kansas, for welcoming refugees

During the months of July and August, the IRC in Wichita received an outpouring of love from Kansans all over the state. When we welcome refugees, they shape the world for the better. We thank you for being the proof that a connected and welcoming world creates opportunities for us all.


Bike Walk Wichita continues partnering with refugees

Bike Walk Wichita provides bicycles, helmets, lights, reflectors, and locks to newly arrived refugees to help them get to work on time and build self-sufficiency.


12 Gifts in 12 Months

By making a recurring monthly donation, you make a lasting commitment to the delivery of safety to refugees, allowing them to build new lives in our community. Becoming a sustaining donor is a great way to help ensure the stability and effectiveness of local IRC


Items needed for refugees in Wichita

The IRC in Wichita is committed to bringing our beneficiaries from harm to home. As part of that commitment, we provide the necessities they will need to start rebuilding their lives here in Wichita. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge as part of an initial household setup. We have a number of new arrivals scheduled to resettle in Wichita in August and are in dire need of the household items.


Back to School Bash Drivers

Volunteer drivers are needed to transport refugee youth and their families to First Presbyterian Church for the Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 10. Drivers will pick up families around 9:45am and remain with the families while the children pick out back packs and school supplies. Drivers will then transport the families back to their respective neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed from 9:45am-3:15pm, but this time can be split into various shifts. Lunch will be provided.


Back to School Bash for refugee youth

The fourth annual, Back to School Bash organized by First Presbyterian Church and Grace Presbyterian in collaboration with numerous community organizations will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10am-3pm. The event provides refugee families with school aged children an opportunity to pick out backpacks and grade appropriate school supplies, as well as a community lunch.


7 ways to support refugees in Wichita

Find out how to support and welcome refugees in Wichita


Fall internship openings

Looking for a meaningful way to gain hands-on professional experience in a social service setting? Become an intern with the IRC in Wichita!