BENEFITING: International Institute Of Erie Pa
EVENT: The Knot Registry
EVENT DATE: Jul 28, 2017
Maggie Hoey wrote -
Hello friends and family!
To celebrate our wedding, we would love to show some love to a local organization that supports refugees in Erie.
Refugees make up about 18% of Erie's population, many having fled from violence and ethnic cleansing in Somalia, Syria, Bhutan, Congo, and Iraq. We have had the joy of getting to know one of these Syrian families. We've seen firsthand support that caseworkers through the International Institute of Erie have provided them, introducing them to their new home, providing basic necessities and translators, offering cultural, job, and language training, helping them find employment, and connecting them with schools, transportation, doctors. You can see Nate below with the children. They are so fun-loving and joyful, you would never know the hardships and violence they have seen in their lives.
We would be honored and grateful if you would help to support our goal to give $5,000 to the International Institute to help more refugee families like them.
To learn more about the International Institute's work, go to https://www.facebook.com/uscrierie/