BENEFITING: IRIS-Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
EVENT: Run for Refugees Fundraising
EVENT DATE: Feb 07, 2016
On Super Bowl Sunday, I'll be running a 5K in New Haven to fund raise for IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services). They're a wonderful organization that provides comprehensive support to refugees who relocate in Connecticut. I do not agree with any of the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has appeared in the public sphere recently, and this fundraiser is my way to help a particularly vulnerable community, with your help. I've included IRIS' mission, as well as links to their website and the 5K website, below. If you feel so moved, please use this page to donate within your means -- I am very grateful for any and all help!
The 5K Website: http://www.jbsports.com/?page_id=169
IRIS' Website: http://www.irisct.org/
The mission of IRIS - Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services – is to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. Through the generous support of our donors, IRIS meets refugees’ housing, food and other basic needs; provides cultural orientation, education, health & wellness, and immigration legal services; and offers onsite English language training and job preparation and placement.