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Spread the word in Los Angeles

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Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.

Raise money.

Invite your friends and family for dinner, tea, or a dance party and ask for a suggested donation at the door, making your guests aware ahead of time why you’re hosting this time around! 

Running a race this year or next? Ask your supporters to donate a dollar or ten for each mile you conquer! 

Make your birthday party extra special and have your friends and family bring gift cards from local grocery, clothing and furniture stores. Gift cards promote independence and allow refugees to practice skills such as budgeting, English language skills and navigating local transportation.

If you are a teacher or student, consider holding a "Change for Refugees" coin drive among your class(es) and donating the total raised to the IRC in Los Angeles.



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Follow us on Facebook, and ask others to do the same! “Like” and share our posts and articles. Use the hashtag #RefugeesWelcome when sharing posts on your social media accounts about the refugee crisis and acknowledging that refugees are welcome in our community. Tag @International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles on Facebook to link others to us, and also use the #IRCLos Angeles hashtag when sharing information about the IRC’s refugee resettlement efforts in Los Angeles.