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Help Us Welcome Refugees in Danbury/Bethel, Connecticut

Organized by: James Naddeo

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James Naddeo via Crowdrise
January 13, 2016

We have blown our initial goal away! Thank you to everyone who gave, and who has supported our mission to help refugees. #RefugeesWelcome See More

THE STORY:

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes, the most since World War II. In September, 2015 community members of the Greater Danbury, CT area set in motion a plan to get involved in the resettlement of those affected by war or persecution.

With the help and guidance of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) [www.iris-ct.org], our group is now undertaking the challenge of co-sponsoring a refugee family in our area, and helping to acclimate and acculturate them in a new country and culture. 

Our first family arrived from Syria in March, 2016. You can read about their story in a recent (July, 2016) article from the Danbury News-Times

We will continue to ask our supporters to give generously as we continue to build our organization for the future, and the ongoing work involved in co-sponsoring refugee families in our area.

Thank you for your consideration in supporting our campaign.

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As of April 2016, our group, now known as Danbury Area Refugee Assistance, Inc. (DARA) is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, registered with the United States Government. All donations made by persons online or by mail are tax deductible.

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DARACT.org

Facebook.com/DARAConnecticut

#CTWelcomesRefugees

 

Other resources and reading about the refugee crisis, and our group:

More about the organization arranging our co-sponsorship efforts: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Background on the process of becoming a refugee: The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

More information About The Refugee Process

An article from Bethel Connecticut's Patch.com discussing Gov. Dannel Malloy's efforts to continue to welcome Syrian refugees in which DARA President and co-founder, James Naddeo, was quoted. 

An op-ed written by DARA President by James Naddeo, which appeared in the Danbury News-Times, thanking the community -- and supporters across the country -- for their generosity and kindness. 

$6,726

 

112% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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  • Cathy and Bill Messmer

    $100

  • Kelly Schatz

    $100

  • Patrick Labadie

    $250

  • Alessandra de la Vega

     

  • Tom Rheault

    $100

  • Judith

    $50

  • anonymous

    $500

  • Karri Cardinal

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hattie Herman and Dwight Edwards

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Susan Lunt

    $50

  • John & Karen

     

  • Roberta M. Jackson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alec & Meena

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Kurtz Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

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  • Martha Meyer

    $100

  • Donna

    $25

  • Wendy Cahill

    $25

  • Helen Woodhall

    $50

  • Kim Gifford

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alycia

    $50

  • Shirah Brodsky

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Drs Melissa and David Pearlstone

    $100

  • The Cavillones Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kate, April & Stephen

    $25

  • Roberta and Estelle Goldberg

    $25

  • Matt Orienter

     

  • Amy Fallas-Kerr

    $10

  • Pranzo family

    $100

  • Spooneybarger

    $50

  • Thomas and Claudia

    $25

  • The Terrold Family

    $100

  • Heritage Packaging

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Madelein Smith-Bowen

    $15

  • Larry Lang

    $20

  • Seth and Elisa Davis

    $50

  • Meerkat

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  • Uncle Bubba

    $100

  • keaster

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sue Brown

    $15

  • kathie cardinal

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  • Julia Naddeo

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Siobhan Hogeboom

    $100

  • Peter cardinal

    $10

  • Sameer Naseem

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill & Jane

    $200

  • Frances O'Neill

    $25

  • Eric Noonan

    $20

  • Kate Ryan

    $25

  • Amy Cabot

     

  • Darmofal

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Gabo

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  • Shortt Family

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  • Anonymous

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  • Lizzie Tonkin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Warmflash/Biblowitz

    $50

  • Penny & Stan Kessler

    $50

  • Benjamin O'Brien

    $25

  • Eric and Alane Kay

    $100

  • Sarah Rosin

    $50

  • Samantha

    $15

  • Linda Macpherson

    $25

  • Will Messmer

    $50

  • Fern

    $100

  • Marti and Dave Fine

    $50

  • The Stanton Family of Danbury, CT

    $100

  • Allen Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Allyson Walsh

    $100

  • Joan Sipe

    $50

  • Tracy

    $28

  • The George Family

    $128

  • Mariann Carle and family

    $100

  • Paula Elfont

    $200

  • Braunfeld Family

    $100

  • Michael and Maureen Hess

    $100

  • Loretta DeLuca

    $10

  • Christopher Dube

     

  • Jenifer OLooney

     

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Dad & Jacky

    $75

  • Jeannie and Lou Boos

    $50

  • Matt/Emily

     

  • Robert Neal and Alisa Andrew

     

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Organized by

James Naddeo

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $6,726 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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James Naddeo

Amount Raised

$2,935

 

49% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Kate Alvarez

Amount Raised

$1,078

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Barbara Davis

Amount Raised

$1,040

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Jennifer Cardinal

Amount Raised

$700

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Kate Garrenson

Amount Raised

$520

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A. M. Rosin

Amount Raised

$190

 

48% Raised of $400 Goal

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Karen Foster

Amount Raised

$110

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Jennifer DiLaura

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Robert Neal and Alisa Andrew

Robert Neal and Alisa Andrew

There still are good people in America, I don't care what FOX News says. 3 years ago

Matt/Emily

Matt/Emily

3 years ago

Jeannie and Lou Boos

Jeannie and Lou Boos

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Dad & Jacky

Dad & Jacky

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $55

3 years ago

Jenifer OLooney

Jenifer OLooney

3 years ago

Christopher Dube

Christopher Dube

This is a GREAT idea. I live in Bethel, keep mr posted, I would love to help! 3 years ago

Loretta DeLuca

Loretta DeLuca

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Michael and Maureen Hess

Michael and Maureen Hess

DONATION: $100

Way to go, James! Good mobilization efforts! 3 years ago

Braunfeld Family

Braunfeld Family

DONATION: $100

In honor of those in the SOCSD who helped us see that our role is to make the world a better place. So inspiring, James! 3 years ago

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