DOHS raised $5130.00 (from 134 donations) for this project from November 28 to December 31, 2017
via GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving awarded us an additional $155, bringing the gross total to $5,285.
On January 26, 2018, DOHS received $4,515.00 of that money, with GlobalGiving taking the remaining
$770, as part of our agreement with them (15% of the first $5,000 gross funds raised, plus 8% of gross
funds raised after that).
Drastic Reduction in Sudanese Refugee Admissions
According to the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration in the US State Department (
) and also Human Rights First, Sudanese refugee admissions from October 1, 2017 to
December 31, 2018 have been very low: 118.
This is due to the US government's requirement that refugees from Sudan undergo extra screening and
Because of this, DOHS decided to reach out to all Darfuris in the US who still had only their refugee cards
(I-94 cards). A refugee in the US typically has an I-94 card for the first year to eighteen months of their
time here, before they get their permanent resident status (green card status). During this time they
typically work low-paying, difficult jobs while going to school and learning about how to get by in the US
(ESL classes, learning how to pay bills, get a car and car insurance, etc).
Between January 1 and April 7, 2018, we had shipped clothes, blankets and copies of our guide to US life
Cutting Expenses by 50%
Wanting to be more efficient, we decided to send checks of $30 per person and one copy of our US
guide to life and also a list of nearby Goodwill store addresses to refugee households instead. By doing
that, and also having refugees buy blankets for $3 to $6 each at second-hand stores, we cut our
expenses by about 50%.
Then an order for helping fourteen refugee families (eighty-three people) in Texas came to us, and we
spend about another $2560.45 helping them. If we had shipped clothes instead, we probably would not
have been able to help all of them!
So, as some of you may have seen on our January 13, 2019 Facebook post, we have now helped 119
Sudanese refugees with the money you gave us. And since we started providing clothes and blankets in
October 2015, we have helped 207 Sudanese refugees in California, Washington State, Nebraska,
Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
We now have spent $3912.10 of the $4,515 disbursed to us by Global Giving from your donations,
leaving only $602.90 left to spend on this project. Even with the government slowing down Sudanese
refugee admissions, we should have no problem seeing to it your money is well-spent to help keep them
warm in the USA.
Thank you for enabling us to do all of this!
And Now We’re Going to Build Schools for Refugees, Too
And as you may know, on November 19, 2018 we went live with our next GlobalGiving fundraising
project, Darfuris need 150 capacity schools in Djabal, Chad (GG project #36572). Here’s the web address
for the GlobalGiving website page for it:
Please consider helping these displaced persons in one of the world’s most obscure and impoverished
areas get the education infrastructure they badly want and need! Once we get 30% of the building
costs, construction by UK-based company OMI will begin!
The Board of the Doroti Organization for Humanitarian Services, Incorporated.