You are cordially invited to the Refugee Education Center’s “Planting Deeper Roots” Annual Benefit Dinner. We consider it a privilege to work with such amazing families, who have shown such resilience as they create a new place to call home. In order for families become full participants of West Michigan, we believe that we need to provide the right resources for families to plant deeper roots here.
We would love to share more with you about who we are, what we’ve been up to, and where we are going. Help us welcome refugees in our community and support their desire to flourish in their new homes.
The Goei Center
Tickets are $25 per person
OCTOBER 5, 2017
5:30 – 6:30pm Reception
6:30- 8pm Dinner & Performance
All contributions will go directly towards advancing programs and impact of the Refugee Education Center in the refugee community. All funds raised will go directly to our Education and Youth Development programs.
Tickets will be available until the week of the event, and will not be available for purchase at the event. Limited quantity available.
Get Informed. Focus Efforts. Increase Impact.
West Michigan has a strong history of welcoming refugees. There are around 25,000 refugees in our area who deserve our support. Come learn about how global and national refugee policy impacts your neighbors, and what you can do locally to make West Michigan a welcoming environment for all.
Together we will learn about the global refugee crisis, address questions about the U.S. refugee resettlement program including the selection and vetting process, and explore strategies for how to support our refugee friends and neighbors.
The event is free but there is a suggested donation of $10 which will be used to help support refugee children and families in our community.
The event will be held on Monday, February 20th from 6-8 PM at the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids Cathedral Square (Map).