Claudia's Refugee Fund
Organized by: Claudia McIvor
Refugee Agencies Need Help
October 22, 2018
EVENT DATE Oct 24, 2018
Please help me raise funds for several families of refugees that have settled in the St. Petersburg area. The families are from the Democratic Republic of Congoand other countries in Africa and have resettled in the US permanently, fleeing the violence of their home country, some after being in a refugee camp for years. They are here legally and are receiving assistance from resettlement agencies, but their needs are many. Resettlement agencies are losing funding because of our government's policies towards refugees. They are turning to us, ordinary people, to fill that gap in funding.
The refugee families lack many essentials: clothing, bedding, furniture, blankets, transportation, as well as assistance with rent in these first few months.
Here is an easy and concrete way to help these refugee families get on their feet. I will be responsible for receiving the donations and working with the case worker to fill in the gaps for what is needed. Thank you for anything you can do to help. Every donation is received with gratitude. I receive 97% of what is donated.
At check out, you will have the option of making an additional donation to cover administrative costs, but you don't have to do that. Just click on the option and choose the straight donation amount. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this fundraiser, or would like to donate in another way.