Two years ago, in celebration of World Refugee Day, the Brownieland Team organized a donation drive for the International Rescue Committee Atlanta. We were honored to have the opportunity to provide necessities to refugees making a home for themselves in our city and we continue to be incredibly inspired by the efforts of the IRC Atlanta!
This year, the IRC in Atlanta is celebrating their 40th anniversary. Since their opening in 1979—together with Georgians from all walks of life—IRC Atlanta has welcomed more than 26,500 refugees from 67 countries to rebuild their lives in communities across the state.
IRC Atlanta invites the entire community—current and past clients, staff, volunteers, donors, partners and supporters—to join them on Thursday, May 16, from 6 – 8pm at the IRC in Atlanta to celebrate 40 Years of Welcome!
- Meet their dedicated team and learn about the IRC in Atlanta’s 40-year history as well as new and exciting initiatives
- Celebrate the incredible new Americans who have enriched the community over the past four decades
- Hear from the IRC’s executive director, J.D. McCrary, and other experts in the field about the current state of refugee resettlement and learn how YOU can help!
- Experience international food and refreshments from local refugee and immigrant artisans and business owners
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The world’s more than 60 million displaced people, the highest number ever recorded, require more than “aid as usual.” Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation—a creative rethinking—in the global humanitarian response. Join IRC supporters from around the world who have pledges to stand by people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster and help rebuild their lives. Find out more information on how you can help the International Rescue Committee HERE and details about their 40th Anniversary Celebration and Open House HERE.