Claudia's Refugee Fund
Team Member: Lindsay King
EVENT DATE Oct 24, 2018
Claudia McIvor wrote -
Please help me raise funds for two young families of refugees that have settled in the St. Petersburg area. The families are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and have resettled in the US permanently, fleeing the violence of their home country, after being in a refugee camp for a year. They are here legally and are receiving assistance from the State Department and other agencies, but their needs are many. One family consists of mother, father and four children under the age of 7. The dad works five days a week as a dishwasher and goes to English classes daily. The other family's older son, aged 25, is here, looking for work, and awaiting the arrival of his younger brother and other family members.
The 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.