Registration begins at 10am near the Gazebo on the Wakefield Common (1 Church Street, Wakefield, MA). The Walk kicks off at 10:30am.
Visit RIM's website to download and print a sponsor sheet to collect pledges offline, if needed.
The RIM Refugee Week Walk is a public event to raise awareness about issues related to refugees, asylum seekers, and asylees on both a global and local scale. It is scheduled to coincide with worldwide events celebrating World Refugee Day on June 20.
An hour on your feet can help ensure that asylum seekers living in nearby communities have a roof over their heads, food to eat, and access to English language tutoring.
Donations of all sizes can make a substantial difference in the lives of the asylum seekers who are living in our community.
- $50 buys food for a week
- $75 buys a T-pass
- $900 pays for a month's rent
RIM Essay Contest for Middle School and High School Students
Join RIM in celebrating World Refugee Day by participating in the first annual RIM essay contest.
$100 cash first prize
$50 Barnes & Noble gift card second prize
$25 Barnes & Noble gift card third prize
Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” In an essay of approximately 500 words, write about what you are doing for others in your community. What inspires you and gives you energy to help others and make your community better?
- Open to any high school or middle school student
- Each entry must be the original work of the student author
- Email entries to RIMWalk2015@gmail.com by June 15, 2015
- Entries should include: Name, Grade, and Phone Number
- Awards will be given out at the RIM Refugee Week Walk on June 27