American Muslim Women's Association (AMWA)
AMWA is devoted to understanding Islam and the status of women within the religion. AMWA’s mission is to promote the values of Islam and increase community awareness by organizing various educational, social and intellectual forums in New York, as well as serve the community by mitigating domestic violence and organizing awareness programs. AMWA has been a partner to various co-sponsor and host organizations in Westchester County.
CONTACT: Fozia Khan
Family to Family
Greater NYC Families for Syria, (GNYC4Syria)
GNYC4Syria remarkably developed from a single Facebook post that turned into a volunteer group of over 2,200 people from the tri-state area who support refugees here and abroad. To learn more about their meaningful volunteer opportunties in support of local refugees as well as the global refugee crisis, we strongly recommend that you join their database of people devoted to aiding refugees on Facebook and volunteer with the organization.
Contact: Amber Lewis
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GNYC4Syria/
IRIS - Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services
NuDay Syria is a New England-based organization that provides aid to displaced Syrians abroad, with special regards given towards aiding Syrian women and girls amidst the crisis. Communities that choose to partner with them hold local donation drives for goods which are sent to (and actually arrive in) Syria in large containers. Our partners in resettlement, GNYC4S and Neighbors for Refugees, have held NuDay Syria donation drives in Westchester County.
For more information on how your community can conduct a donations drive and fill a container, and for images from past drives and to learn more about visit:
NuDay Syria Website: http://www.nudaysyria.net/home.html
Sarah Lawrence College
Mara Gross, Director, Office of Community Partnerships
Janet Reilly, Director of Refugee Initiatives,
Students for Refugees (SFR)
SFR is a network of 20 schools (and growing) that has been the dynamic force for tapping into students’ uncanny ability to enact change. Through their three main projects of: Resettlement, Advocacy and Education, and a large fundraising effort to establish a refugee school in Jordan, SFR provides students with a direct path to aid in this humanitarian crisis. SFR is looking to add new student members and to build more chapters in area high schools.
Westchester Refugee Task Force (WRTF)
Westchester Refugee Task Force has been educating, informing, and connecting individuals and communities in support of welcoming refugees. Over 30 different civic and interfaith groups are signers of WRTF's mission statement. Currently WRTF is focusing on Advocacy efforts on behalf of refugees. Please contact them for more information about how to get involved in this most timely and crucial work.
CONTACT: Mary Refling.
Facebook page: Westchester Refugee Task Force
Westchester County Co-Sponsor & Host Organizations
Neighbors For Refugees (NFR)
Pleasantville Armonk Resettlement Team (PART One)
PART One is affiliated with Pleasantville Community Synagogue, Congregation B’nai Yisrael in Armonk, and Westchester Jewish Community Services and is assisted by a larger group of faith communities and civic groups in northern Westchester. PART One is a community group that has partnered with Catholic Charities to “co-sponsor” resettlement of a refugee family in northern Westchester.
For more information and to volunteer contact info@PARTOne.us
Hearts and Homes for Refugees (HHR)
HHR is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose mission is to support the U.S. State Department approved agencies to welcome, protect and advocate for refugees. We are working with others to inspire, educate and motivate their communities to do the same.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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