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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 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.


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.


Immigration Services Volunteer

Assist the IRC Immigration team in providing high-quality, low-cost immigration services and citizenship assistance.


IRC to host Citizenshipworks event

The IRC will be hosting a Citizenshipworks event on July 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm. To pre-register call the IRC at 316-361-2794


IRC’s Advocacy Coordinator working to increase cap on refugee admissions featured on KMUW report.

The IRC's Advocacy Coordinator has been meeting with community groups and members of the Legislature and Congress to build support for refugees in the state.