Beth Am Sponsors a Refugee Family
Congregation Beth Am is organizing support for a refugee family of eight scheduled to arrive in the East Bay from Afghanistan this month. The family includes six children ages 8-20, who will soon be enrolling in either local public school or community college. Their safe, secure arrival would not be possible without our sponsorship.
Thanks to our generous Beth Am community, we have made much progress in getting together needed household items and furniture for the refugee family. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED! The family is scheduled to arrive at the end of January, and we are particularly in need of more volunteers to help with the move-in process (driving truck, loading/unloading, setting up furniture, etc.). Please click on the logistics link below to see what slots are currently open and to sign up! The sign up page will be updated with additinal volunteer slots once we know when we will have access to their new apartment.
- Donations of gift cards and/or supplemental items from Target to help purchase items such as bedding that must be provided new, as well as their first week of groceries.
- Logistical support collecting, organizing and distributing donations - for example, shopping for items that must be purchased or assisting with apartment set-up once a location is secured. (Details TBD - but we appreciate you indicating your interest in our online form in helping, along with your general availability.)
Thank you for helping get this family off to a strong start in the Bay Area and welcome them into their new home!