Provide Refuge for a Refugee Family

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been helping people recover from conflict and disaster for over 80 years. In addition to their work around the world, they help refugees cleared for resettlement by the United Nations refugee agency and the US government restart their lives in America.

We're a small group of Salesforce employees from the Documentation & User Assistance team who are partnering with the IRC to sponsor a family relocating to the East Bay in Northern California, likely from Afghanistan. We've committed to raising at least $5000  to furnish their new home and provide financial support while they get settled. We'll also visit them weekly for six months to help them adjust to their new community.

Please help us help our adopted family by making a cash donation.

Update: Because you are all so generous, we're going to assist 2 families, and have doubled the fundraising goal.  The goal is now $10,000, so we can use $5,000 for each family.  

Salesforce employees: Please do not request a Salesforce donation match. We will handle the process, to ensure all eligable funds are matched. 

If you'd prefer to buy a specific item for the refugee family, visit their Amazon Wish List.

Thank you for your support! - Ari Langer, Deepa Aswani, Juliet Shackell, Karen Churchill, Kathy Ellis, Kim Shain, Lindsay Kara, Mersedeh Jorjani, and Michelle Sharron

Donations

  • gina blednyh 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Dave Jacowitz 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Janet Patterson 
    • $40 
    • 26 mos
  • Laine Riley 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • iain boltin 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
See all

Organizer

Karen Churchill 
Organizer
Alameda, CA
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