Atlanta IRC celebrates World Refugee Day

Last year, Brownieland Pictures celebrated our 10-year anniversary by volunteering with different nonprofits around Atlanta every month. We wanted to give back to these amazing organizations that help their communities. The Brownieland Team was so inspired by volunteering through our #10in10 Volunteer Campaign that we have decided to continue the work this year with a different nonprofit each month and to share their stories. We will also check in with the organizations we partnered with last year to find out what’s new in 2018!

Last June, in honor of World Refugee Day, the Brownieland Team volunteered with Atlanta International Rescue Committee by collecting donations to provide necessities for refugees making a home for themselves in our city. You can find out more about our volunteer experience HERE. We checked in with Atlanta IRC to find out what’s happening with this incredible nonprofit!

In celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20th, Atlanta International Rescue Committee held various dine-outs around town with portions of the sales going to fund the organization’s efforts. On June 23rd, Atlanta IRC in partnership with the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies will host a large celebration in Clarkston with the rest of the Atlanta refugee community in honor of World Refugee Day. There will be delicious coffee and family-friendly activities with special guest speakers, incredible music and dance performances from community groups, and local refugee and immigrant business owners at the vendors market. In October, Atlanta IRC will celebrate its 40th anniversary so stay tuned for events happening in honor of this accomplishment!

The Atlanta International Rescue Committee is a non-profit, non-sectarian refugee resettlement agency dedicated to helping individuals and families from around the world who have escaped war or persecution. By providing essential resettlement services including basic necessities, education, employment, social services and advocacy, a committed staff of professionals and volunteers work together with refugees to assist them in rebuilding lives and reuniting families in the greater Atlanta area. Atlanta IRC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to use your skills to help people who have fled violence and persecution to rebuild their lives in Atlanta. Find out more about volunteer opportunities HERE.

The mission of the International Rescue Committee is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. The IRC will put in place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis with programs focusing on economic well-being, education, health, power and safety. Find out more about this incredible organization HERE.

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