One of the biggest challenges faced by refugees and immigrants in the U.S.A., is finding employment therefore caring for their families/children often proves difficult. They not only worry about putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their heads, but also the additional financial strain of purchasing school supplies for their children.
According to the National Retail Federation, it was estimated that families with children in elementary school through high school planned to spend an average $696.70 per child in 2019. With such high costs in mind and wanting to ensure refugee and immigrant children can start school with everything they need, we held our first back to school event in 2019 relieving the families of these expenses so they can focus on paying for their housing, medical and transportation needs.
Thanks to our amazing local community and school supply donors from beyond the Buffalo borders, we were able to collect enough school supplies to benefit over 100 underprivileged children in Buffalo, NY which included refugee children, Rahama organization (Resources and Help Against Marital Abuse) and Faith Keepers School (Native American school).
Interested in volunteering or donating school supplies for our 2020 Back to School event? Click here to contact us!
Many Thanks to our 2019 Event Partners and Sponsors!
Christ is the Answer International Fellowship Church
Dick Wexler of Wexler Marketing Co., Inc.
Salon de Coquette
Sir Aimézing of The Shift & Crew
Choco-Logo Confectionery Design
Sasmita Batik Indonesia
International Institute of Buffalo
Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network
Northland Workforce Training Center
M&T Bank Volunteers
Citibank US Volunteers