Do you have plans for #GivingTuesday this year?

We believe all refugee children in West Michigan should have the opportunity to pursue an education and a better future.

You can help us provide year-round, comprehensive educational support to the new refugee children in our community.

Are you ready to make a difference?

What is #FriendsgivingTuesday?

We’re switching things up this year for #GivingTuesday. Instead of only fundraising for one day, we’re raising money during the entire month of November leading up to #GivingTuesday.

We’re asking friends, family, volunteers, and community members to become #FriendsgivingTuesday ambassadors and host their own events to collect donations for the Refugee Education Center.

Throwing a Friendsgiving party already? Want an excuse to invite friends and family over?

Your #FriendsgivingTuesday event could look like a meal with friends, a lunch with co-workers, time gathered with your family, or simply a fundraiser ran digitally through Facebook without a physical event.

Be as creative as you want - our only suggestion is that you use Facebook to easily collect donations.

Choose your ambassador tier.

Tier 1 Ambassador - $1,500

Raising a gift of $1,500 provides one year of comprehensive educational support for one student.


Tier 2 Ambassador - $500

Raising a gift of $500 sends one student through our entire summer program.


Tier 3 Ambassador - $250

Raising a gift of $250 provides two students with individual backpacks full of school supplies, uniforms, and about half a year of tutoring.


Tier 4 Ambassador - $100

Raising a gift of $100 provides training for eight volunteers and 240 hours of tutoring services.

Become a #FriendsgivingTuesday Ambassador.

Slightly overwhelmed but interested? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.

When you sign up to be a #FriendsgivingTuesday ambassador, you’ll be sent a comprehensive toolkit for easily running your own event. Plus, you’ll have a partner party planner from our team to walk alongside you and your event!