Welcoming Our Legal Refugee and Asylum-seeking Neighbors!

In February 2017, KindWorks hosted a dinner for new refugees. In March 2017, KindWorks decided to support new refugee neighbors in our area by furnishing apartments for newly arriving families. We work with three resettlement agencies: International Rescue Committee, Ethiopian Community Development Council and Lutheran Social Services. Our goal is to prepare a warm, welcoming apartment home using donations of furniture, home good items, kitchen utensils, linens and much more from generous KindWorkers.

KindWorks also continues to work with the Asylum Seekers Assistance Project, providing  job readiness training.

Ways To Help:

  • If you want to participate, but cannot provide moving/set-up help or apartment necessities, please consider a donation that will help with our Refugee Support Work.  Whether $25,  $250 or $2,500, your donation will be used to help us provide this kind of much needed support this time around, and in the future! 
                                             

 

 

Here are our past projects:

  • We finished setting up another apartment for a refugee family from Iraq on June 19th                                                                 img_3038-jpg    img_1653  
  • We completed an apartment on June 13 for an Afghan family.

 

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  • We collected Euros and sent them to Lesbos, Greece where feminine hygiene products for refugees staying in the camps there were bought and shared
  • A minivan full of extra clothing and household items collected at our Welcome Dinner were delivered to Mosaic, a non-profit in Virginia, who is shipping it all (and more) to a refugee camp on the Turkish/Syrian border!
  • We gave LSS the following items collected to share with their families who did not come to our Welcome Dinner:  laundry detergent, toothbrushes and toothpastes, towels, shampoos and conditioners, warm coats, mens suits, can openers and deodorants.
  • We kicked off our Refugee Support with a Refugees Welcome Dinner on Sunday Feb 26th
     
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