Helping refugees resettle in Chicago

 
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Jun 12, 2012

DO ONE THING for World Refugee Day

Imagine what the impact would be if everyone in your family DID ONE THING, if everyone at your workplace DID ONE THING, if everyone on your block DID ONE THING, and if everyone at your school DID ONE THING

We at RefugeeOne are asking you to DO ONE THING in honor of the globally celebrated World Refugee Day.  World Refugee Day was instituted in 2001 by UNHCR to raise awareness to the plight of millions of refugees worldwide who were forced to flee their homes.  Though the official day is June 20, the occasion is marked throughout the week and often during the entire month of June.

Starting a new life in an unfamiliar environment can be daunting.  For families who escape the perilous conditions in their native countries, establishing a new home is the first step toward achieving normalcy.  RefugeeOne’s DO ONE THING campaign seeks to provide refugee families resettled by our agency with fundamental household items for their first American home.  Doing so will help empower these families so that they may begin to lead new lives of dignity and self-sufficiency. With your gift, you will help us reach our World Refugee Day goal of raising $25,000 to help welcome 10 refugee families to the U.S.

Imagine. By donating $20, you can provide a family of four with a set of dishes or silverware.  By donating $75, warm blankets and pillows can be purchased for a family of four to get them through a Chicago winter.

Become a part of our campaign. Make a difference, spread the word, and DO ONE THING.   

Click here for more information on our  DO ONE THING campaign.

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RefugeeOne

Chicago, IL, United States
http://www.refugeeone.org/

Project Leader

Kim Snoddy

Chicago, IL United States

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