Activities Sep-Oct 2017
1) Uplift Charity has helped families who are in need of food items by conducting our monthly food pantry on the first Saturday of every month. Our volunteers along with our team have prepared 400 food boxes. Each box weighs over 30 pounds of essential food items. We are so thankful for the amazing volunteers that are helping make this happen. We are also thankful to Ansar Gallery in Tustin for their support by donating a few of the food and non-food items.
2) Uplift Charity is proud to announce that our weekly children's refugee tutoring program has resumed. It takes place at ISOC, Al-Rahman Plaza, Garden Grove CA 92844 in room nine every Saturday at 10 AM.
3) Uplift gave a car to a refugee family in need. The car will help this family to commute between work and home in a timely manner. This supports our goal of assisting families to become selfsufficiet. We encourage our donors, community members, and supporters to donate cars because this makes a significant change in the lives of people in need.
4) Uplift Charity staff had reached out and conducted various jail visits in Irvine to assist the detained asylum seekers with emotional support, books, and financial deposits. We want to encourage the community to increase aid to these individuals as they are sincerely in need of our emotional support and time.
5) The Uplift team assisted new refugees arriving from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan with 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.
6) Our team took part in the United Way OCFSA meeting wherein issues pertaining to workforce development were discussed.
7) The Uplift team attended the Orange County Refugee Forum in Anaheim to discuss major contemporary issues affecting refugees.
8) Uplift Charity staff had reached out and conducted various jail visits in Irvine to assist the detained asylum seekers with emotional support, books, and financial deposits. We want to encourage the community to increase aid to these individuals as they are sincerely in need of our emotional support and time.
9) This month our team has assisted many newly arrived refugees in becoming registered students within their local community college, workshops, and job fairs, where they will begin their journey in developing valuable skills in attaining future employment.
10) We would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the community members for their donations of meat on a monthly basis. Such in-kind donation benefits asylum seekers since they are not eligible for food assistance programs offered by the government.
11) Uplift Charity team attended a meeting with Reem Noori, a job developer with Ocapica to discuss employment opportunities for our clients.