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News from Abilene, TX

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


Abilene Gives is on May 2nd!

On Tuesday, May 2nd, visit AbileneGives.org and donate to support the IRC in Abilene!


The making of a mosaic: empowering a refugee artist in Dallas

Akeel’s art mixes darkness and light to reflect the struggle and hope of the refugee experience. But there is more. As Akeel puts it, he wants his art to communicate that “the Iraqi people love peace, art, and liberty, not war.”


Exploring Abilene!

The IRC in Abilene and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) partner up for a day at the Abilene Zoo.


Arab women's support group

Recently, the refugee women who participate in the IRC in Dallas’ “Arab Women’s Support Group” received certificates for completing their support group sessions!


Thank you, Sheraton Dallas!

The IRC in Dallas was thrilled to have three Sheraton Dallas Human Resources staff members present to our clients and help with interviewing preparation during the second day of Job Readiness Training.


More life without boundaries

The Grace Museum Abilene partners with the IRC in Abilene to organize exhibit on refugees.


Other ways to get involved in Abilene

There are many more ways to get involved in Abilene!


Spread the word in Abilene

Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.


Items needed for refugees in Abilene

The IRC in Abilene is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge either through our Resettlement Shop or as part of an initial apartment setup.


How to become an intern in Abilene

The IRC’s 26 US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns must go through the volunteer process and should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or a recent graduate.