Activities Aug-Sep 2017
1) Uplift Charity gave one car to a refugee family who was in need this month. These cars continue to help commute between work and home in a timely manner, stabilizing their jobs. We encourage our donors, community members and supporters to donate cars as this makes a significant change in the lives of people who are in need.
2) This month our team assisted many refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan with muchneeded furniture and other household items. We also connected them to social service benefits. We want to extend a sincere thank-you to our community members who donated their furniture to those in need.
3) Uplift Charity has celebrated together with refugees during the World Refugee Day in Anaheim.
4) Our team also took part in the United Way OCFSA meeting. Issues pertaining to workforce development were discussed.
5) Our team attended the Orange County Refugee Forum in Anaheim to discuss major contemporary issues affecting refugees.
6) Our team has reached out and conducted several jail visits in Irvine to assist detained asylum seekers with emotional support, books, and financial deposits. We want to encourage the community to provide more support to these individuals because they are truly in need of our emotional support and time.
7) This month our team has assisted newly arriving refugees to become registered students in their local community college where they will begin their journey in developing their communication skills and learn other valuable skills for employment.
8) We would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the community members who are donating meat on a monthly basis. This kind of donation especially benefits our Asylum seekers since they are not eligible for government assistance food programs.
9) Uplift Charity has helped families who are in need of food items by conducting our food pantry on the first Saturday of every month. In September, we gave out meat from two freshly slaughtered cows to over 125 families who came through the pantry.
10) Uplift Charity is proud to announce that our weekly children's refugee tutoring program will begin at 10AM on September 23rd at ISOC (Garden Grove Masjid) Conference Hall at 1 AlRahman Plaza, Garden Grove CA 92844.