GenR: LA Mobility for Refugees - Bike Event
Support Transportation Costs for Refugees and Immigrants in Los Angeles
As many know, commuting in Los Angeles is a fact of life. However, many refugees are unable to purchase cars to make their commutes easier. With a brand new bicycle, the IRC's Early Employment program participants don’t have to spend hours on public transportation to get to their new jobs.
New bicycles will help unaccompanied minors get to school, and after school activities without being dependent on their sponsors. It is a healthy, eco-friendly and cost effective way for refugees to get to work, home, and school and the quickest way for new immigrants families to become familiar with Los Angeles.
Please help us to reach (or better yet, exceed) our goal of $3,500!
Funds raised through this page will be used toward bikes, safety equipment, and other transportation needs for refugees and immigrants in LA. Donations will increase mobility for refugees in LA by helping them get to appointments, interviews, and their new jobs.
- Donate a Bike ($250)
- Donate Bike Equipment (Helmet, Water Bottle, Lights, Lock) - ($150)
- Donate Helmet ($75)
- Donate by amount $_______
Thank you for lending your support to make a real difference in the lives of IRC clients in Los Angeles.
International Rescue Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
IRC - Los Angeles (Donation Beneficiary)
The IRC in LA has been in operation since 1975 when large numbers of Vietnamese refugees began arriving on the West Coast. Over the years, the Los Angeles office has worked with refugees from many countires, including Iran, Bosnia, Syria, and the Former Soviet Union. At present, the IRC LA office resettles refugees from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Myanmar (Burmese), North Korea, Cambodia, and Central American Minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Our work provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds.
The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Los Angeles and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.
Thank you so much for your support and contribution for this important cause.