Run for Refugees is a campaign to combine a love of running with helping newly arrived refugee families! The funds raised here will support critical programs at the IRC Seattle office ensuring that families have the support they need to thrive in their new homes. The IRC helps in a wide variety of ways including setting up apartment homes for new arrivals, providing after-school and summer tutoring, providing case management to help families navigate new systems and communities, help finding employment, providing opportunities for nutritious food in 4 community gardens, helping with citizenship paperwork, and so much more.
If you have a running club or group that wants to set up a page to team fundraise for this campaign, fantastic! If you're in the Seattle area, email Seattle@Rescue.org if you want more information on connecting to other runners also supporting IRC.
The initial group of IRC staff and supporters is planning to run the 5k or half marathon June 9-10 in the Seattle Rock'n'Roll Race series. Join us or recruit others to participate in another event! #Run4Refugees