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Empowering Refugee Communities

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 19, at 11:59 AM EDT
Project Owners

Empowering Refugee Communities

*All gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2,000, thanks to Manuel D. & Rhonda Mayerson Foundation!*

Hello everyone!  

Who We Are & What We Are Doing 

We are students at NKU working on our bachelor's degree in social work and fundraising for the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati refugee community through our local organization, RefugeeConnect 

How the Funds Will Be Used 

All funds are going to RefugeeConnect's Community Building Events for refugee families. The events may include a trip to the zoo, the Festival of Lights, fall festivals at the farm, and sporting events for families to enjoy. Our campaign funds will be used to pay for costs associated with the events, such as supplies and transportation.  These events allow refugee families to leave their homes and meet other refugees who are in similar situations and Americans who could be their new friends. The event participants can also obtain information and resources for adjusting to life in our region 

Why We Care (and You Should, Too) 

Refugees are people who had to flee their home countries due to dangerous situations such as war, persecution, and natural disastersRefugeeConnect helps refugees integrate into our communities as productive membersThey help enrich our region and deepen our understanding and appreciation of diversity. Refugees didn't choose to be born into countries where it is deemed unsafe to live; they, too, deserve to have a better life, a happy one. So, we are asking you to donate today!   

We thank each of you for supporting our cause and helping refugee families in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati region! 

Students in SWK 311

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Helps purchase supplies for kids activities for Community Building events.



Sponsors a family of four for the Festival of Lights at the Zoo event



sponsors 11 youth to participate in the Fall Festival at Parky’s Farm, exposing youth to a local educational farm during RefugeeConnect’s Fall Community Buildling event.



Brings summer educational learning to school aged refugees through the Louisville Bontanical Garden and Zoo’s traveling zoo for the World Refugee Day event


Community Leader

Sponsors bus transportation for 15 families, removing transportation barriers to attend Community Building events



Purchases bilingual educational books for 66 school aged youth for the World Refugee Day event, helping to curb summer learning loss while building home libraries.

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