Last month, we hosted “Do Good Well,” an event where we addressed the global and national issues that impact refugees here in West Michigan. Over 130 of you came together to learn and discuss how we can better support our refugee neighbors.
Now more than ever, it is important that we show up for refugees living in our community. We have been taking the time to listen to all of you and see how we can best support each other as we work to make West Michigan a welcoming place.
At a recent Refugee Education Center parent meeting, one parent expressed:
“Our children need to know that they are safe here. We are no longer living in a war torn country, but our children still struggle to feel safe here. So we need teachers, parents, and other children to make an intentional effort to help us feel safe.”
We are so thankful that refugees live in our community, but we still have a lot of work to do. And we need your help. We want to invite all of you to continue to support refugees in our community by taking action today.
Here are a few ways you can be a part of the work at the Refugee Education Center:
- Give monthly: Your commitment of $25 per month provides for one child to attend our summer program. Here they gain valuable socio-emotional support, English Language skills, and so much more. Can you give up one coffee per week to invest in the life of a child?
- Create a social fundraiser: Get some friends together and have a car wash, bake sale, or participate in the 5th/3rd River Bank Run! Use your passion for action. Together, you can make a difference.
- Invite a small group over to your home and we will come be a part of the discussion with you. We would be happy to help you spread the word to your friends and family.
Your financial contributions have already helped tutor 58 students this school year! Thank you for your commitment.
For each and every thing you do, Thank You!