Help the Bhutanese Refugees
Some people have indicated an interest in helping the Bhutanese refugees who have been arriving in Madison over the past two years. Our congregation, through generous donations and help from members of the Board of Outreach furnished an apartment for the one of these families. There are many other ways that members of our congregation can help to continue to welcome our newest neighbors. Here are just a few:
Consider volunteering. There are many families that need assistance in one way or another. If you would like information about volunteering contact Robin Craig or Pat Howarth-Burns.
Provide a ride to church for the Subba family occasionally on Sunday mornings.
Contribute to the cost of swimming lessons for a child. While summer is winding down there are still lesson sessions at the Goodman Pool. Through scholarships and donations a few kids were able to take lessons earlier this summer and it was rewarding to watch them learn and progress. They were very appreciative of the opportunity.
Donate: bike locks, fans, bus tickets, diapers, English or English/Nepali dictionaries, gently used clothing for adults, teens, and children (especially winter coats or boots).
If you are able to contribute, are interested in volunteering or have questions, contact Robin Craig (233-3903; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pat Howarth-Burns (cell: 772-9777, 12:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. preferred). Thank you!
Posted on August 8, 2011 at 11:35 am in Featured.